No one seems to know for sure whether all those high school girls in Gloucester, Mass. This cautionary series, which begins Tuesday on ABC Family, woodenly follows the trials of a year-old named Amy Shailene Woodley , a good student and dutiful daughter who becomes pregnant the first time she has sex. Her friends tell her she has options, but abortion is apparently not one of them; that choice is dismissed right away in horrified tones. ABC Family chose a more traditional drama format and then promptly forgot who its audience is. The occasional lapses into portentous symbolism are inadvertently hilarious.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV Series –) - IMDb
A woman has recounted her terrifying ordeal as a pregnant teen on a radio show in Ireland. Marion Kelly claims she was kept hidden away for four months by her parents, taking drastic action to ensure no-one found out about her pregnancy. The then year-old from Cork confided in a teacher, who took her to see a nun—a friend of her parents—and told them she was 20 weeks along. Meals were brought to Kelly's room and the only time she was allowed to leave the house was to see the gynaecologist once a month. Kelly also claims her parents took the drastic action to bringing her pregnancy to an end early ahead of the arrival of visiting relatives.
A Teenage Pregnancy, Packaged as a Prime-Time Cautionary Tale
I had a friend in high school. Let's call her Rachael. She got pregnant with her on-and-off boyfriend. I knew about it.
Since these programs took over TV, the teen pregnancy rate has dropped to an all-time low of In Minnesota, the teen pregnancy rate dropped 69 percent between and Sadly, those who become pregnant before the age of 20 still face significant stigma, not to mention financial burdens. Adoption can ease some of this strain, while also allowing adoptive parents the opportunity to build a loving family. Read on for eye-opening statistics about teenage pregnancy and adoption — plus valuable resources for teen mothers and prospective adoptive parents.