Study: MTV’s ’16 and Pregnant’ Led to Fewer Teen Births

This definitely runs contrary to what many think, but CNN published Study: MTV’s ’16 and Pregnant’ Led to Fewer Teen Births.

The study, released Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research, says “16 and Pregnant” ultimately led to a 5.7% reduction in teen births in the 18 months after its premiere on TV. This would account for about one-third of the overall decline in teen births in the United States during that period, researchers Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine concluded.