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Clarence Page: Realities often harsh for teen moms

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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:04 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

Do MTV’s teen mom shows really lead to lower teen birth rates, or not? Where you stand depends on whose scientific study you believe.

A new university study made headlines with a sunny observation about MTV’s controversial “reality shows” about the struggles of teenage moms, “16 and Pregnant” and its “Teen Mom” spin-offs: Since their 2009 debut, they may have led to lower teen birth rates.

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