16 and Pregnant

Sundays @ 5pm from September 4

‘MTV’s 16 and Pregnant’ is an hour-long documentary series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy.

Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion, and coming of age; all while dealing with being pregnant.

MTV – Sundays from 4 September, 5pm

‘MTV’s 16 and Pregnant’ is an hour-long documentary series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion, and coming of age; all while dealing with being pregnant.

Premieres Sunday 20th February @ 5.00pm

16 & Pregnant focuses on the very palpable real life dramas of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a handful of teenagers as they navigate the tumultuous terrain of adolescence and pregnancy. Faced with incredibly adult decisions, these girls and their partners are forced to sacrifice precious  teenage time to prepare for parenthood.  Each girl’s story offers a unique look into the wide variety of challenges pregnant teens face.

MTV – Sundays from 20 February, 5.00pm

16 & Pregnant focuses on the very palpable real life dramas of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a handful of teenagers as they navigate the tumultuous terrain of adolescence and pregnancy. Faced with incredibly adult decisions, these girls and their partners are forced to sacrifice precious teenage time to prepare for parenthood. Each girl’s story offers a unique look into the wide variety of challenges pregnant teens face.

MTV – Mondays from 10 May, 9.30pm

‘MTV’s 16 and Pregnant’ is an hour-long documentary series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion, and coming of age; all while dealing with being pregnant. This show deals with the real issues regarding teen pregnancy and how it can change ones life.

MTV – Monday 10 May, 9.30pm

‘MTV’s 16 and Pregnant’ is an hour-long documentary series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a teenage girl as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion and coming of age – all while dealing with being pregnant. This show deals with the real issues of teen pregnancy and how it can change one’s life.

Monday at 9.30pm May 10

MTV’s 16 and Pregnant is an hour-long documentary series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a teenage girl as she navigates the bumpy terrain of adolescence, growing pains, rebellion and coming of age – all while dealing with being pregnant. This show deals with the real issues of teen pregnancy and how it can change one’s life.

After a hugely successful rating first series, MTV continues to give viewers an inside look at one of the most controversial and thought-provoking topics in the popular MTV docu-series, “16 and Pregnant”. The second series premieres on MTV NZ on May 10th.

With statistics showing that New Zealand has the highest rate of births per 1000 woman aged 15-19 out of all OECD countries, teen pregnancy is an extremely relevant topic in New Zealand.

According to Family Planning NZ, there are upwards of 3,800 babies born to teenage parents in New Zealand every year. The vast majority of these pregnancies are unplanned, despite the availability of sex education and access to contraception.

Family Planning Chief Executive Jackie Edmond says talking with young people about the impact of an unplanned pregnancy on their lives, and the lives of those around them, is important.

“Discussions with young people need to establish that parents are non-judgmental and willing to discuss varying points of view. We think it’s important that parents are the first sexuality educators of their children. Encouraging discussion by initiating it sensitively, casually and relatively often, and using cues such as television programmes or news stories, are the best way to get these kinds of conversations started,” Ms Edmond says.

“16 and Pregnant” looks inside the lives of ten teenagers as they face the challenges that come with being a young parent.  For 5-7 months, the series follows these teens as they navigate the unfamiliar territory and uncertainty of being pregnant. 

The show captures every moment and reaction in real-time, including several of the births.  From a cheerleader expecting twins to a young girl grappling with a potential family adoption, the new season tackles tough issues including strained relationships, balancing school with new responsibilities, gossip, health issues and financial hardships.  Cameras continue to follow the teens for a significant amount of time after they gave birth to document how they cope with taking care of their infants while trying to maintain a semblance of their teenage life. 

Online, www.MTV.co.nz  will continue to offer exclusive scenes you didn’t see on-air, sneak peeks, blog updates from the moms, and exclusive original content which will feature exclusive post reunion interviews with the entire cast.

16 and Pregnant: Season Two premieres on MTV NZ on May 10th at 9.30pm.