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MTV's '16 and Pregnant,' Derided by Some, May Resonate as a Cautionary Tale
"Kailyn Lowry, at age 17, decided to let MTV film her pregnancy and the birth of her first child in the hope of persuading other young men and women to wait to start a family."

Study: Heavy Viewers of 'Teen Mom', '16 and Pregnant' Have Unrealistic Views of Teen Pregnancy
"The creator of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" said the shows have been called "one of the best public service campaigns to prevent teen pregnancy."

Study: Heavy viewers of 'Teen Mom' and '16 and Pregnant' have unrealistic views of teen pregnancy
"Many believe teen mothers have an enviable quality of life, a high income and involved fathers."

Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing
"This paper explores how specific media images affect adolescent attitudes and outcomes."

New Study Finds MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom Contributed to Record Decline in U.S. Teen Childbearing Rate
"Despite concerns that turning teen moms into reality TV stars would glamorize teen pregnancy, a new study shows that MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have had a more powerful impact in the opposite direction: the series has significantly reduced births to teens."

Study: Reality Show 'Teen Mom' Prevents Teen Pregnancy
"A new study finds that MTV's 16 and Pregnant and its spinoff Teen Mom are partially responsible for the declining teen pregnancy rate in the United States."

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