We previously introduced you to Puerto Rican high school student, Briana DeJesus, who is the latest teen to share her story on MTV's hit show 16 and Pregnant. While some alumni from the show are busy getting into trouble and making tabloid headlines, this 17-year-old teen mom from Orlando, Florida wants to continue her education and provide a security future for her daughter, Nova.
The teen opens up to Latina.com about the harsh realities that come with being a teen mom. In the series, Briana finds out she's pregnant, her boyfriend Devon breaks up with her, and she has to decide whether she’s ready to be a single mom. Briana isn't alone on this. According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 85% of Latina teen moms are single. Besides dealing with those challenges, Briana's sister Brittany also finds out she's pregnant, but decides to terminate the pregnancy.
While this may be a taboo topic in some communities, bringing awareness to the issue can help prevent teen pregnancy. Meet Briana below and catch the premiere of 16 & Pregnant tonight at 10pm on MTV.
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