When does the show 16 and pregnant start?

16 and Pregnant is an American reality television series that debuted on June 11, 2009, on MTV. It follows the stories of pregnant teenage girls in high school dealing with the hardships of teenage pregnancy. Each episode features a different teenage girl, with the episode typically beginning when she is ​4 1⁄ 2 – 8 months into her pregnancy.

Who are the characters in 16 and pregnant?

Get an intimate look into the lives of teenagers as they navigate adolescence while facing unplanned pregnancies and go from high school students to parents-to-be. where are they now?

Is it true that 16 and pregnant glamorizes pregnancy?

16 and Pregnant has also been criticized for glamorizing teenage pregnancy and motherhood. Research in 2014 suggests young girls who are frequent viewers of 16 and Pregnant were more likely to have an unrealistic perception of teenage motherhood.

When did the 16 and pregnant campaign start?

In 2009, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy recognized 16 and Pregnant amongst the factors that caused a decrease in teenage pregnancy recorded over the year.


What was the outcome of 16 and pregnant?

While some of the girls who appeared on 16 and Pregnant went on to happy, fulfilling futures, others became reality TV stars whose tumultuous lives were fodder for tabloids. Then there were those for whom fleeting reality-show fame proved to be problematic after the camera crews left and life returned to normal.

What was the casting call for 16 and pregnant?

When seeking expectant teenagers while casting for 16 and Pregnant, MTV posted a casting call on its website. The criteria was mostly obvious — producers were seeking pregnant teen girls, of course — yet also oddly specific.

When did 16 and pregnant end on MTV?

When the show exited the air in 2014, The Washington Post cited a study suggesting that’s exactly what took place over the five years that 16 and Pregnant aired on MTV.