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More conversation sparked with Chicago's latest teen pregnancy prevention ad

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The Chicago Department of Public Health made headlines around the country last May when they released ads of pregnant teen boys in hopes to convince teens to not have children when they’re not ready. This year, CDPH released ads displaying what happens if those pregnant boys gave birth and became fathers.

Ultimately, the ads are for reminding teens how big of a responsibility parenting can be.

The new campaign is called ‘Big Baby’ and features a teen boy holding a very large baby. In fact, the baby is bigger than the teen himself. Below the picture is text that reads, “Not ready for the heavy responsibility of being a parent? Then carry something lighter. Use condoms. Or wait.”

"Teen pregnancy is an issue that affects all of us," said CDPH Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D. "We hope these ads will spark conversations about the responsibilities and burdens that come with parenting, which will in turn encourage more teens to make healthier, smarter choices today."

The ads are everywhere on bus shelters across the city, and will also be featured in certain teen publications this month. May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

More information can be found at BeYouBeHealthy.

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