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Kylie Jenner experience reflects stigma surrounding teen pregnancy in America

Kylie Jenner gave birth to a baby girl

Kylie Jenner, a 20 year, American reality television star who has been best known for starring in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians gave a birth to baby girl on February 1. In September 2017, it was reported that she was expecting her first child with rapper Travis Scott, since then there has been number of stories around pregnancy, especially due to her age and celebrity status. She kept her pregnancy secret and like other celebrities she did not go to magazine for baby bump photo shoot. On February 4, she shared the news that she had given birth to a baby girl. In her announcement, she explained the reason why she did not disclose it earlier. She wrote that she made this decision to prioritize her “life and happiness.”

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Many people have praised her decision to be a mother and keeping it away from public glare saying that pregnancy is a highly personal experience. However, there are sets of people who criticise her for all irrational reasons because of that she had to go through host of cruel and condescending responses to the announcement of her daughter. Some fans have been shaming Kylie Jenner for being too young to have a baby, while others are jumping in with insults about her body. In fact, a social media debate is on since many days about teen pregnancy. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian has supported by stating that she was meant to be a mother.

In an op-ed article, De Elizabeth wrote that Kylie Jenner’s experience reflects the fact that there is definitely a stigma surrounding teen pregnancy. And even though Kylie is not a teen, pregnancy and motherhood is a reality for some teenagers, who often receive shame instead of support, preventing them from seeking the care or help they need.

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