Teen pregnancy has always been an issue in the world, especially in the United States. The United States has the highest amount of teen pregnancies in the world. Every year 750,000 teens become pregnant. Eight two percent of these pregnancies are unplanned. Teen pregnancy rates had been declining between 1991 and 2005 but are beginning to rise again. The rate has gone up around three percent.
Becoming a teen mom is a struggle because most teens do not have a degree, or a steady job. More than two thirds of teen mothers will not graduate high school. MTV planned for the reality show to watch the girls as they face these struggles. They show the moms trying to live on their own, try to continue their education, have a steady job, have a successful happy relationship with their baby’s fathers and overall be a good mom. Although the show had started with good intentions, it is questionable if the basis of the show has changed.