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16 and Pregnant

Nicholas Kristof Credits MTV's '16 And Pregnant' For Helping Lower Teen Birthrate

The New York Times | Nicholas Kristof | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact

By Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times In the struggle to break cycles of poverty, experts have been searching for decades for ways to lower Ameri...

Science Says MTV Did Something Good For Society (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Who said reality TV was a bad influence on kids? A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that two MTV shows -- "16 and Pre...

How 2 MTV Shows Helped Reduce The Teen Pregnancy Rate

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

As much as reality TV gets a bad rap, two shows could actually be having a positive effect in reducing the teen pregnancy rate. In a new study publ...

Has MTV Helped Bring Down Teen Pregnancy Rate?

Laura Stepp | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Stepp

If shows like 16 and Pregnant motivate teens to think and talk seriously with their friends, partners and parents about sex and pregnancy, that's a good thing. Teens need -- indeed are hungry for -- deeper knowledge about sex, pregnancy and pregnancy prevention.

Is MTV's 16 and Pregnant "A Great Form of Birth Control"?

Melissa S. Kearney | Posted 03.15.2014 | College
Melissa S. Kearney

The show makes real what some would-be teen moms might otherwise fail to see -- that becoming a mom is not a way out but brings its own hardships and struggles.

Suburb Wants Nothing To Do With '16 And Pregnant' Reality Show

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

The mayor of one Chicago suburb wants to make one thing very clear to the crew of MTV reality show "16 and Pregnant" -- the controversial production i...

Teen Pregnancies Are Declining -- Why Don't Adults Believe That?

Laura Stepp | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Laura Stepp

What adults think about teenagers matters to teenagers -- a lot. If we continue to expect them to have unprotected sex, chances are good that many of them will.

Reality TV -- Rewarding Bad Behavior

Tom Green | Posted 09.15.2013 | TV
Tom Green

It used to be if you were 16 and pregnant you would get in trouble. Now you get a reality show. You get arrested on TV after a drunken binge and become an instant millionaire.

How MTV Uses Its Connection to Kids to Push Social Change

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

In between monitoring unannounced celebrity cameos at the VMAs and overseeing the creation of the next hit TV show, Stephen Friedman, MTV's president,...

PHOTO: There's Something Wrong With This Doll

Posted 10.10.2012 | Comedy

The folks over at Dangerous Minds said it best: Baby’s First Baby toy doll by artist Darren Cullen is—I’m assuming here—some kind of statem...

The Original 'Teen Moms' Are Back!

Posted 11.19.2012 | TV

Dry those tears, original "Teen Mom" cast. The young mothers on the first installment of the MTV reality series aren't gone for good: Maci, Catelynn, ...

Do Schools Have A Responsibility To Support Teen Moms? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 08.09.2012 | Teen

Delhi Charter School in rural northeast Louisiana had a controversial policy in place from 2006 to 2012 that required students who were suspected of b...

WATCH: Hilarious '16 And Pregnant' Spoof

Posted 06.21.2012 | Parents

As MTV has shown the world, it's not easy being "16 And Pregnant" -- but 32-year-old moms-to-be have their issues, too. Especially those who live in ...

Should Schools Provide Condoms On Prom Night? (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 05.30.2012 | Teen

Although Sex Ed classes are a part of most American high school curriculums, school administrators, families, and communities are, again, asking the q...

'16 & Pregnant' Finale: Kristina's Tragic Story

Posted 05.30.2012 | TV

On the Season 4 finale of "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) viewers were introduced to Kristina Robinson. Her story was perhaps the saddest...

'16 & Pregnant' Dad Apologizes To Infant Son

Posted 05.23.2012 | TV

While many episodes of "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) feature young fathers who are ill-prepared for parenthood, or worse. Many of them dis...

'16 & Pregnant': Mom Defends Her Daughter Against Her Boyfriend

Posted 05.16.2012 | TV

MTV's hit cautionary series for sexually active teenagers gave fans a double-dose of teen parenting with two episodes of "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m...

My Story: 16 and Pregnant

Sarah Roberts | Posted 07.15.2012 | Teen
Sarah Roberts

Sixteen and pregnant. It wasn't exactly the dream I'd had while I was in my junior year of high school. I dreamt of moving away to college and living in a dorm. But when I got the news that I was pregnant, everything changed.

'16 & Pregnant': Will Hope's Boyfriend Stick With Her And Their Baby?

Posted 05.09.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) viewers were introduced to pregnant teen Hope Harbert, her on-off boyfriend Ben, an...

'16 & Pregnant': Myranda Struggles With Her Addict Mom

Posted 07.02.2012 | TV

Myranda Trevino had more to deal with than discovering that she was going to be a teenage mother after only three months with her boyfriend Eric. On t...

Race Becomes An Issue On '16 & Pregnant'

Posted 04.25.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) viewers were introduced to interracial couple, Jordan Howard and Tyler Zeplin. A...

TV's 17 Best Issue-tainment Shows of All Time

Evan Shapiro | Posted 06.19.2012 | TV
Evan Shapiro

TV is a medium of great power, influence... and profit. One can simultaneously entertain and inspire (enspire?) -- and garner big ratings while doing it. Here is my list of TV's 17 Best Issue-tainment Shows of All Time.

'16 & Pregnant': Alex Calls Matt 'A Deadbeat Dad'

Posted 04.18.2012 | TV

On "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) teenage mother Alex Sekella considered giving up baby Arabella for adoption before eventually deciding to...

'16 & Pregnant' Spotlights Aspiring Cage Fighter Lindsey

Posted 04.11.2012 | TV

Lindsey Harrison was a girl with big dreams. She was going to be a cage fighter and a police detective. But on the way to fulfilling her dreams, she w...

'16 & Pregnant: Is Devon The Worst New Dad Ever?

Posted 04.04.2012 | TV

There were definite ups and downs in Briana's journey toward being a teen mom on "16 & Pregnant" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on MTV). She and her mother definit...