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The health care law has opened up a new opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth. GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images

U-Md. Economist’s Research Says MTV Shows May Have Contributed to Decline in Teen Pregnancy

Shows like 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom may have helped reduce the teen birth rate in the U.S. over the past few years, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Maryland economist.