Sneak Peek: Latina Teen Mom Shares Her Story On 16 & Pregnant
03/30/2012 - 17:35 ||
The new season of MTV's hit show 16 and Pregnant will feature Puerto Rican high school student, Briana DeJesus, from Orlando, Florida. The teen opens up about the harsh realities and challenges that come with being a teen mom.
According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, an estimated 52% of Latina teens got pregnant at least once before age 20 in 2009 - that's nearly twice the national average.
In the series that aims to raise awareness about the teen pregnancy epidemic, 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. To add fuel to the fire, her sister Brittany finds out she’s pregnant as well, but decides not to continue on with her pregnancy. The sisters now live in the same house and are forced to face the decisions they've made.
Watch the preview clip of Briana's 16 & Pregnant episode below and catch the premiere on Tuesday, April 3rd at 10pm on MTV. What do you think about Briana's story?