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Discover How This Young Tassie Teen Found Out She Was '16 And Pregnant'


MTV’s smash-hit reality show ‘16 and Pregnant’ is a documentary-style series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a five to seven month period in the life of a teenager as they navigate their way through the stormy waters of impending parenthood.

Earlier this month, MTV put a call out to young Australian Mum’s who had found themselves pregnant at 16 and wanted to share their story. After receiving a tonne of great submissions we narrowed it down to five young women, each with a unique and touching personal story.

This week Tassie teen Brooke tells her story: I was 16 when I fell pregnant, I was just starting college and had a boyfriend of a year. At the time I was living with him, his father, grandparents, brother and sister in a three bedroom home! My son is now 16 months old and I still suffer with anxiety and depression from the stress of family, friends and everyday life. I want to tell my story to show young women that pregnancy is only the start!!


Over the next few weeks you’ll also meet Jordan (QLD) and Jasmine (VIC) – both have experienced the insurmountable highs and lows of being unexpectant teenage parents.

Head to now to find out more about our bloggers, for advice on sexual heath and teen pregnancy and info on MTV's '16 And Pregnant'.

Catch up on this week's epsidoe of '16 And Pregnant' in the video below.