So it appears that MTV is going to continue its grand plan to shed light on the epic social problem of teen pregnancies by continuing to glorify pregnant teens, giving them a hefty check, and making them pseudo-celebrities. It's been working thus far. I mean, just look at how mature Farrah Abraham is thanks to the network's influence! Of course, actual intelligent people who are touted with research on such subjects are out to prove me wrong.
According to MTV's Remote Control, economists from Wellesley College and the University of Maryland have determined that 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have led to a reduction in teen pregnancy by 5.7 percent, or about 20,000 births every year since the first show premiered in 2009. If you want to get super technical, that's one less birth by a teen every half hour. I guess that would explain why the network has announced another season which will follow twelve new pregnant teens.
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The new group on the upcoming 16 and Pregnant includes a sports star who finds her life turned upside-down after a one night stand and a popular young girl who finds herself homeless. Of course, there is also the girl who has to deal with a parent's addiction issues on top of coping with her own pregnancy. Do they have a formula for this show or what? If it's helping with the epidemic though, I'll let it slide.
Check out a clip from the new season below!
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