The city of Chicago's Department of Public Health wants to get kids and their parents talking about teen pregnancy and how to prevent it. And they want to convince teens that unplanned teen pregnancy is not just an issue for girls to deal with. They have accomplished both goals with their new provocative ad campaign that features pregnant teen boys.
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The ads are currently displayed on public transit buses, trains, platforms and bus shelters in Chicago. And they have already ready sparked quite a bit of conversation on social media pages.
Chicago residents are tweeting photos of the ads with the hashtag #Unexpected and joining in the conversation for or against the ads on the Department of Public Health's Facebook page.
"Improving the health and well-being of our youth is a key component in our comprehensive effort to make Chicago the healthiest city in the nation," said CDPH Commissioner Dr. Bechara Choucair. "These ads work to increase education and awareness which will in turn help reduce the number of teenage pregnancies in Chicago."
What do you think of Chicago's "Unexpected" campaign?