Horror Movie Trailer Or Teen Pregnancy PSA?


baby-can-waitIf you happened to catch the trailer for a movie called “2028,” and you thought the topic of teen pregnancy was plenty scary, keep reading.

The “trailer” isn’t a trailer at all. At least not for a real movie. It’s more a look-see at what life would be like for your teen for the next eighteen years if they up and get pregnant.

The PSA comes from Serve Marketing, which told Ad Freak, “We’re trying to combat the glamorization of teen pregnancy by Hollywood.” Apparently they haven’t been watching Teen Mom? Take a look:

New statistics out of the Guttmacher Institute show teen pregnancy is once again on the rise after years of decline – the teen pregnancy rate declined 41% between its peak, in 1990 (116.9 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15—19), and 2005 (69.5 per 1,000). Teen birth and abortion rates also declined, with births dropping 35% between 1991 and 2005 and teen abortion declining 56% between its peak, in 1988, and 2005. But all three trends reversed in 2006. In that year, there were 71.5 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15—19. Put another way, about 7% of teen girls became pregnant in 2006.

So horror movie may be an oversell, but then again, it could be right on the money.

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