Advertisements are everywhere. They’re a huge part of our life, and print ads and billboards still catch our eyes even with all other forms of media floating around. Advertisers are getting more in our faces with bolder, more fun ads for products — and provocative public service ads have been no different.
Some ads I have come across use pregnancy in a funny way to get a laugh or a new angle to their product and others — mostly the public service ads — use pregnancy to scare and raise awareness for harmful things during pregnancy and to reduce the teen pregnancy trends.
Click through to see 18 provocative pregnancy ads and public service campaigns:
Scratch and Sniff 1 of 18"This doesn't really stink but the consequences of teen pregnancy do. And this is just part of the ugly mess you'd be getting yourself into."
Image Source: Ads of the World
Don’t Be a Statistic 2 of 18"Hey did you know 750,000 teenage girls will become pregnant this year? Don't be a statistic!"
Image Source: Candies Foundation
Buckler Non-alcoholic Beer 3 of 18Image Source: Coloribus.com
Kingfisher Beer 4 of 18"You drink. Your child drinks. Avoid consuming alcohol during & immediately after pregnancy."
Image Source: Artatm.com
Alcohol-Free Beer 5 of 18"Non Alcoholic Nova Schin"
Image Source: Short Funny Stuff
Smoking While Pregnant 6 of 18"Smoking will seriously damage the health of your unborn child. For their sake stop today!"
Image Source: Secondentry2
When Mum drinks, baby drinks too [translated] 7 of 18[translated from Italian] "Drinking alcohol during pregnancy and breast-feeding can damage the developing child's mental and physical."
Image Source: Mamma Beve Bimbo Beve
Exact Pregnancy Test 8 of 18"Exact Pregnancy Test is "The second best way to tell if you are pregnant." "
Image Source: Trendhunter.com
Virgin Mary 9 of 18A New Zealand church is holding a "caption this" contest for this provocative advertisement showing the Virgin Mary gasping as she reads a pregnancy test.
Image Source: Telegraph.co.uk
Reject 10 of 18"Sex has consequences I had sex so my boyfriend wouldnt reject me. Now I have a baby. And no boyfriends."
Image Source: The National Campaign
It Shouldn’t Be Any Less 11 of 18"It shouldn't be any less disturbing when it's a girl"
Image Source: One Milwaukee.org
Anti-Smoking 12 of 18"When you are pregnant smoking is a crime"
Image Source: polinasergeeva via Flickr
Halloween in Alabama 13 of 18"The scariest figures aren't wearing masks. Teen pregnancies on rise.
Image Source: blog.al.com
The Girl 14 of 18"The girl you offered your seat to wasn't pregnant. When you really need something funny." [UK-based magazine Nuts]
Image Source: Copeland Communications
Be A Kid. Don’t Have One 15 of 18"Why did you father me ... if you're not going to stick around and be my father? There are only two ways to prevent teen pregnancy - use birth control every time or don't have sex"
Image Source: DC Campaign
For Every Birth A Career Dies 16 of 18"In Italy, 52% of women are forced to quit their job after giving birth to a child. But the chance of reconciling maternity and career is an essential requirement of civility that the State must commit to guarantee"
Image Source: The Grand Narrative
Got Milk? 17 of 18"I'm sorry I listened to what you said and not what you meant. Milk can help reduce the symptoms of PMS."
Image Source: Geek In Heels
Mercury Pollution Awareness Campaign 18 of 18"Mercury pollution from our nation's coal-burning power plants is harming pregnant women and their unborn children. Mercy is a powerful neurotoxin that can damage the brain and nervous system causing developmental problems and learning disabilities"
Image Source: SierraClub.org
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