Teenage Pregnancy Essay

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Imagine you're a parent of a young teenage girl and one day she comes to you and tells you she is pregnant. How would you handle this situation? If you were able to go back in time before all this happened, how would you try to prevent this? Would you even consider making your daughter watch the hit shows on MTV called 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom? What if you were the who is pregnant, or you are the one responsible for getting a young teenage girl pregnant? How do you tell your parents and family? If you were exposed to the reality of having a baby would you may be rethought your actions? These TV shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom just might be the key to aiding in the prevention of teen pregnancy.
MTV is known as an entertaining TV
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The mother of the child parents may not be able to or willing to help or support the child and the teen mom is usually in no place to support herself let alone a child. Without higher education a mom may find it difficult to find a job that can support her and the child as well as child care while she is in school or at work.
Amber who was born on May 14, 1990 in Anderson Indiana was cast on 16 and Pregnant in 2008. She also starred in Teen Mom. Amber has a daughter named Leah Leann Shirley with her boyfriend Gary Shirley. Amber is one of the most controversial characters on the show, she used physical violence against her boyfriend Gary in front of her daughter. In one case, she left permanent scars on Gary. Amber lost custody of her daughter after being arrested for domestic violence. She served a five-year sentence from December 2011 arrest for drug possession and failing to complete a court ordered program. This goes to show that its hard-taking care of a child at a young age while trying to maintain things in their personal life.
Hopefully in the long run the number of teen and unplanned pregnancies will decrease but in my opinion this show would not have a big impact of helping preventing them. It's because the show portrays girls from different parts of the country, different family settings, some supportive and some not so much, and some with different beliefs which every teen can find something to connect with. It seems to

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