While teens are having fewer babies than ever, despite a major twerking epidemic, a new report by the United Nations reveals troubling statistics about young girls in developing countries, where 95% of births to girls under 18 occur.
The good news? Ebony Jackson and Josh Rendon, who were featured on the first season of 16 and Pregnant, have beaten the odds that plague teen parents by getting married and staying together. The bad news? They were arrested in September 2011 and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of drug…
April Webster and Nathan Fishbourne are both 14 years old, and have a newborn son, who was conceived when his parents were 13.
Ambah Young (yes, that's her last name) is an 18-year-old Australian single mom. She's borrowed the $13,000 for a tummy tuck, boob lift and vaginal rejuvenation in order to regain her pre-baby body:
Last night, after the season finale, Dr. Drew hosted a reunion special, catching up with the teen parents featured this year. Remember Chelsea, whose baby daddy sent her the worst text message ever? She got back with that asshole!
On last night's episode, 17-year-old Lizzie wasn't as concerned about how her pregnancy would change her plans for the future as she was about how it would affect her belly ring. Fortunately—for her anyway—they come in maternity sizes.
On last night's episode, high school cheerleader Leah became pregnant with twins by a "rebound guy" she'd only been dating for a month. The couple decided to try to make it work, but her feelings for her ex-boyfriend interfered.
On last night's episode, Lori decided against abortion because she'd been adopted, and was grateful for her birth mother's decision. However, Lori questioned giving her baby up for adoption, because he's the only biological relation she has in her life.
Valerie was adopted, as were 8 of her 11 siblings. Her parents—who are pro-life—also took in 98 foster children. So when Valerie became pregnant, her father said, "She had no choice, the way I saw it."
Can you remember what life was like at 14? You might have been a bit emo, or hormonal, or worried about what high school might bring. And according to novelist Hilary Mantel, you were also ready to be a mother.
Last night's episode featured 16-year-old Nikkole and her on-again-off-again boyfriend Josh, possibly the most disrespectful young man ever featured on the series. He's completely insolent toward Nikkole, her friends, her mother, and behaved like an ass during her 26-hour-long labor.
On last night's season premiere, pregnant teen Jenelle said, "You know what's so great about me? I feel like I'm gonna be a good mom." By the end of the episode, she gave her child to her mother to raise.