YMMV: 16 and Pregnant

  • Accidental Aesop: This show (and its spinoff, Teen Mom) is quite possibly an unintentional deconstruction of Good Girls Avoid Abortion, as it shows very well the consequences of choosing to keep a baby, especially for a teenager. According to at least one study, 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have contributed to a rise in support for abortion rights for precisely this reason.
    • Arguably an intentional Aesop with Teen Mom; it doesn't pull much in the way of punches about how difficult it is to raise children, even with supportive, well-off parents.
  • Do Not Do This Cool Thing: A little bit, in that there have been claims that girls are getting pregnant to get on the show.
  • Memetic Mutation: At least among the people who watch it: "It's your baby, Matt. Just, like, get it through your head. We had sex a lot."
  • Misaimed Fandom: Apparently girls are trying to get pregnant just to audition for this show. Ignoring the fact that most, if not all, of the girls state at the end of their episode that they wished they had waited because it's so hard to raise a kid.
  • The Woobie: Catelynn and her boyfriend Tyler decide they can't raise a child and give her up for adoption. Most of the season is her family screaming at her, mostly because they don't think she feels guilty enough about it.
  • Tear Jerker