Is Teen Pregnancy Trendy? Teen Moms Take on Pop Culture
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, one in three teenage girls in the United States is estimated to become pregnant at least once before the age of 20. Once on the decline, the Guttmacher Institute recently reported teen pregnancies are back on the rise and remain a hot button issue, thanks in part to reality television, movies, and pop culture. Here's a look at how teen pregnancy is portrayed today. What do you think: Is the spotlight on this issue a healthy dose of reality or an unrealistic glorification?
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Juno is a movie that tells the story of an independent-minded teenager confronting an unplanned pregnancy with her long-time admirer and friend. As the reality of pregnancy sets in, she is thrust into adulthood. The film follows Juno as she considers her options, including abortion and adoption.
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