Topic: Sex Ed

How ‘Teen Mom’ Is Helping Educate Teens About Safe Sex

How 'Teen Mom' Is Helping Educate Teens About Safe Sex

Since they debuted, MTV’s hit shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have been lightning rods for controversy. Many groups have claimed that the shows glorify teen pregnancy and give undeserved fame to young mothers, while others believe that the show’s realism is a necessary addition to TV. This weekend’s New York Times seemed to take the latter opinion, interviewing several educators and social workers who have been using the shows as a teaching tool. More »