Teenage pregnancy documentaries
Teenage pregnancy remains a major issue around the world. Millions of underage girls give birth every year. Teen pregnancy is usually neither planned nor wanted: a lack of contraception is one significant contributor to early pregnancy, especially in developing countries. Sometimes, however, teenage pregnancy is a result of age-old traditions and practices, like bride trading and child marriage. Find out more about the drivers and consequences of teen pregnancy in RTD documentaries.
Leave These Kids Alone tells the story of a Russian couple who became parents at 15. Or you can learn about how booming child prostitution in Kenya contributes to teen pregnancy among underage sex workers in SOS: Sold Out Slaves. Another film, Mama Uganda, shows the scale of the teen pregnancy problem in Uganda through the eyes of women and girls who became mothers too early.