Features by Kate M.
June 15th, 2011 | In the Media
If there was one thing that drives me crazy on 16 and Pregnant, it would have to be: where are the dads?! Not only will a baby not make him stay (8 in 10 teen dads don't marry the mother of their child) but a baby won't even make him change a diaper. Last night on 16 and Pregnant we met Taylor, a 15-year-old pregnant by 16-year-old boyfriend Nathan. Though he promised to be a big part of baby Aubri's life, he has a hard time stepping up. Since Taylor had to drop out of high...
June 7th, 2011 | In the Media
I think it is safe to say, after watching Catelynn and Tyler (the famously cute couple from Season 1) who chose adoption for their daughter, it is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. Catelynn and Tyler were 100% in support of adoption and it was still hard. So, now, imagine that only one parent favors adoption. What happens then? Well, that is exactly what happened in this week's episode Enter Kianna, a 17-year old high school senior who is pregnant with her 15-year old...
May 31st, 2011 | In the Media
If you’re having sex, there is always a chance of pregnancy. No contraceptive is 100% effective! Here’s the deal: If someone is having sex there is a chance of pregnancy. It doesn’t matter how great their parents are, how nice their neighborhood is, how good they are in school, or what kind of plans they have for the future. Meet Izabella, the newest face on 16 and Pregnant. Giving birth at the beginning of her sophomore year, she’s one of the youngest girls on this...
May 25th, 2011 | In the Media
Going on 3 seasons now, we’ve seen a lot of different situations on 16 and Pregnant. Maybe we’re even a little desensitized after watching more than 30 young women cope with pregnancy and new motherhood. But this week’s episode of the show got me more worked up then all I’ve been in a long time. To start with, we have Kayla, a 17 year-old expecting a baby boy November of her senior year of high school. Like a lot of the girls on the show this season, she’s the...
May 18th, 2011 | In the Media
Girls who have an older sister who is a teen mom are more likely to become teen mothers themselves. Why do you think that is? Living with teen pregnancy might send the message to some girls that having a baby at a young age is no big deal. In this week’s episode of 16 and Pregnant, Cleondra becomes pregnant during her junior year of high school, despite watching her sister struggle with motherhood at the same age. Since she helped raise her niece while her sister was out partying,...
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