I don't know. I don't think the shows like teen mom, 16 and pg, etc (the reality shows, not the "teen drama" Secret Life") so much PROMOTE it as EXPLOIT it...
When I was in high school (a long time ago), I had a very good friend who, several times over the yrs, thought she was "in love" and he was "the one" and she wanted to get pg, have a baby, they would be a happy family, etc. I talked her out of trying to get pg, or, at the least, not just "letting nature take it's course, if I get pg, I get pg". I think, if these shows had been around then, she would have been all over it, wanting to get pg, have her baby, and be on the show for her "15 minutes of fame"
I also know though that having watched those shows with my own teens (boy and a girl, though mostly with my dd and sometimes her and her friends), that they watch it and are appalled by how stupid these girls act and are in their lives,
at 11:18 PM on May. 2, 2011