Kim Kardashian has taken to her blog to speak out and educate her fans about the difficult reality of teen pregnancy.
After seeing a story about a Tennessee high school where 90 students were either pregnant or had given birth in the past year, Kim was so moved she took to her blog to address her young fans:
It seems that shows like Teen Mom are all of a sudden making teen pregnancy seem cool in the eyes of young girls. The kids from these shows are all over the news, even on the covers of magazines, and have been become almost like celebrities, but girls, these are not people you should idolize! When I think back to when I was 16, there is no way I would even have considered having a baby. That thought wouldn’t even have entered my head. Having a baby is one one of the biggest, and most life-changing decisions a person can make and while I’m not saying that no teen is in the position to raise a child, having a baby so young shouldn’t be seen as the trendy thing to do.
Kim implores her fans to "think very carefully" before making the choice to be sexually active, adding "talk to your family, friends, teachers, and most of all, be careful."
For resources and information about teen pregnancy and how to prevent it, check out StayTeen.org.
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