Does reality tv glamorize teen pregnancy?
Most of us have at least heard of the reality television shows that display teenage pregnancy. The shows go through the good, the bad, the ups and the downs of being a teenage parent. Some of the young couples end up living happily ever after but most are left raising a child alone while they are still children themselves. The shows were started to give teenagers a wake up call and a reality check about the results of not being protected or abstaining all together.
We also see beautiful babies and smiles and the smiles and laughs that the mothers (and sometimes fathers) share with the babies. We hear rumors and read articles about how some of the more popular reality show teen mothers make six figures a year for being on the different shows.
Does the thought of making big bucks and being a reality “star” actually make girls want to become pregnant? Do the shows actually glorify the teen mom? What are your thoughts?