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I love this program. I think it is so right on showing the difficulties that exist and sacrafices that need to be made when teens have a baby. I was surprised that there were no Latinas included in the 4 profiles of American teenagers. As the population with the highest teen pregnancy rate - i thought they'd be included. Was MTV sensitive in portraying a stereotype? Or negligent once again?

Anyways - the show is pretty touching. The girls are of different backgrounds and socio-economic situations. The boyfriends are also prominently featured -something that doesn't always happen when teen pregnancy is given a face - responsibility is often dumped on the female parent.

I am most affected by the couple that gave their daughter up for adoption - Catelynn and ? make a very brave and difficult decision and one set of parents - Catelynn's continue to pick at the open wound these two kids share by berating the two teens for giving up their daughter. Apparent heavy drinkers - the viewer totally understands the teens' choice. What would they do with an infant with no support system?

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Comment by Alyssa on January 10, 2010 at 7:15pm
I think that show is kool. Some of my cousins have had kids at a young age. Seeing what they've gone through really makes me realize that I want to wait to have a family until I'm much older. This show helps girls realize what is it really like to be a teen mom. It is sad seeing all the struggles they are going through. It is really a tough at a young age. I say stay young and have fun and don't worry about babies till later.




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