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Published August 7th 2012
Not all teen pregnancies are unplanned
The Pregnancy Pact
The Pregnancy Pact is a made for television, Lifetime original movie. It is based on a true story about a group of girls who allegedly made a pact to get pregnant around the same time. It is directed by Rosemary Rodrigez and stars Thora Birch, Madisen Beaty and Camryn Manhiem.
The film follows the trendy character of Sydney Bloom, an Internet blog reporter, on all things teen, who travels back to her childhood town of Gloucester, Massachusetts to investigate reports of an unusually high rate of teenage pregnancies and discovers a clique of gullible and naïve schoolgirls who have formed a treaty to get themselves pregnant, in order to stick together and to try to get their boyfriends to stay with them. As Sydney seeks more answers, she ends up hitting more obstacles then she bargained for from the extremely conservative community who are in absolute denial as to what's going on right in front of them by protesting and not allowing the school nurse to provide the students with access to protection for those who would like it and ignoring the reality of teen parenting in the times we now live in.
The Pregnancy Pact is a hard-hitting drama, which deals with some very important issues and would be a great film to watch with teenagers, as part of the first steps towards talking to them about the real risks, which can come with becoming sexually active.
The Pregnancy Pact is rated PG as this film contains a lot of mature age content and is aimed more at teens and upwards and was originally released on DVD in 2010.
Still looking for more teen issue film, to help start crucial conversations with your tweens and teens? Check out Cyberbully.