Promo images of two of the people featured in Unexpected and their families or partners.

TLC's 'Unexpected'

A partnership between TLC's UNEXPECTED and Power to Decide.

For the fourth consecutive season, TLC and Power to Decide have partnered to help viewers use UNEXPECTED as a way to spark meaningful conversations about unplanned pregnancy. There have been historic declines in teen pregnancy and meaningful declines in unplanned pregnancy over the past two decades.

Based on themes that come up in the show, we create custom discussion-starters, information, and tips for young people and their parents, mentors, and allies to jump-start open conversations and ensure that all young people have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. These resources will help viewers get informed and think about how they might handle similar situations in their own lives.

Did you know that roughly 1 in 4 girls will become pregnant at least once by age 20? And even though nearly all teens say they don’t want to get pregnant, most of them have never really thought about how getting pregnant or getting someone else pregnant would affect their lives. Open and honest conversations between you and the young person in your life can help them to make informed decisions around sex, love, and relationships.