16 and Pregnant Stars By the Numbers: A Depressing Breakdown

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When 16 and Pregnant debuted on MTV back in 2009, no one could've imagined it would launch one of the most successful realty franchises in recent history and make stars of its most memorable expectant moms.

We probably don't need to tell you that the years haven't always been kind to the ladies who chose to share their pregnancy and young motherhood experiences with television audiences.

You know that the paths taken by Jenelle Evans, Amber Portwood, Farrah Abraham and Leah Messer have been rocky in different ways, but what about the girls who never made it from the bush leagues of 16 and Pregnant to the majors of Teen Mom?

The Ashley's Reality Roundup offered an insightful statistical breakdown of the lives of all the girls who were scouted by the show's producers during its 5-season rundown, and the numbers offer a startling look not only at the show itself, but at the nature of teen pregnancy in America today:

1. 59 Girls Have Appeared on the Show

59 Girls Have Appeared on the Show
Reportedly inspired by the hit comedy Juno, 16 and Pregnant ran for 5 seasons and fetured just under 60 girls.

2. 95% (56 Girls) Chose to Raise Their Children

95% (56 Girls) Chose to Raise Their Children
The vast majority of the girls kept their babies, despite the obvious risks and sacrifices of raising a child at such a young age.

3. 5% (3 Girls) Chose Adoption

5% (3 Girls) Chose Adoption
A small percentage of the girls chose to put their children up for adoption, including Catelynn Lowell (pictured). Catelynn later had a second child with husband Tyler Baltierra, and the couple mainatins a relationship with their firstborn.

4. 25% (15 Girls) Have Married Their Baby's Father

25% (15 Girls) Have Married Their Baby's Father
Lowell and Baltierra aren't the only ones who eventually got hitched. A full 25% of the girls eventually married their baby's fathers.

5. 10 of Those Marriages Ended in Divorce or Separation

10 of Those Marriages Ended in Divorce or Separation
It didn't always last. Leah Messer (pictured) has now been divorced.

6. 75% Chose Not to Marry the Father

75% Chose Not to Marry the Father
The vast majority of the girls opted to stay single. We assume Farrah Abraham has been a chaste virgin ever since she got knocked up. (Ed note: LOLOLOLOLOL)

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