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16 and (not) Pregnant: Study shows popular MTV show contributed to drop in teen births

01/14/2014 8:15 AM

01/14/2014 8:22 AM

In this case, reality TV may have a benefit, Ora TV reports.

A study released Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research says the MTV show “16 and Pregnant” ultimately led to a 5.7 percent reduction in teen births in the 18 months after its premiere on television.

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