Chelsea Houska hopes 'Teen Mom 2' Season 5 continues to help lower teen birth rate

A recent study was just released in advance of the "Teen Mom 2" Season 5 premiere claiming that two MTV shows, "16 and Pregnant" and the "Teen Mom" spinoff, have helped reduce the U.S. teen birth rate. "Teen Mom 2" star Chelsea Houska was really pleased by the results of the study and hopes the new season will continue to have that positive effect.So why does Houska think her show has lowered the teen birth rate? "I think that girls are able to see what a teen pregnancy and teen motherhood is really like [on "Teen Mom"]," Houska tells Zap2it. "This is reality. They see the struggles we're going through and can decide if that's what they want for their lives right now."Houska also believes that through shows like "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom," a dialogue about teen pregnancy has been opened up like never before. "We're getting the word out about different...


Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!