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Senior Project:Teen Pregnancy

How does the media affect teen views on teenage pregnancy ?

Deja Richardson

on 30 May 2013

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Transcript of Senior Project:Teen Pregnancy

Overview Essential Question

Definition of Teen Pregnancy

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Answer to Essential Question Essential Question How does the media affect teen views on teenage pregnancy? Deja Richardson Media Teenage Pregnancy Key Points Sexual behavior
in the media. The views the media
portray about sex. Reality shows such as 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. PSA Answer to Essential Question The media affect teen views in many ways although there are a great amount of other ways that teen views are affected.The media is just one of the ways that has a huge impact on teen views on teenage pregnancy and can lead them to becoming pregnant . Teenage Pregnancy & The Media Teen pregnancy rates spiked in 2006 and 2007, same time MTV's reality shows were airing. -National Center for Health Statistics Retrieved from : Nyc.gov google.com Sex-scenes, even sleeping in the same bed, were once verboten on any hour of network television. Teens who see and hear a lot about sex in the media are twice as likely to have early sexual intercourse than teens who are rarely exposed to sexual content.(cbsnews.com) SUCH AS ON... Back Then Scenes instiuating sex are now everywhere especially when many teenagers are watching. Today National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics Reports, 2011. Like on... Bill Albert, felt very strongly that MTV's reality shows did the opposite of rising teen pregnancy rates and its unknown as to why when the show started the teen pregnancy rates rose. Created by Deja Richardson The show focus is to educate teens on how difficult it is to be a teen mom BUT the show is also counterproductive because it glamorizes teen pregnancy. On a average, teenage viewers see 143 incidents of sexual behavior on network television each week. There are portrayals of three to four times as many sexual activities occurring between unmarried partners as between spouses. (Hampton Press; 1993: 29-44.) Sex is portrayed as the way to attain status and happiness in life. When teen pregnancy was taboo. Actionable Change Product Most teens are interested in becoming pregnant because they see celebrities on front page magazines pregnant.
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