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Persuasive Speech: We Must Prevent Teen Pregnancy

801 words - 4 pages

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I. Attention/Introduction:
A. Attention Getter: The amount of teenagers that get pregnant around the age of 15 through 17 is quite concerning. Even though most Teenage Pregnancies are unintentional, it still means that there are chances of them becoming pregnant.

B. Credibility: (history of your issue)”3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before the age of 20. That’s nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year. From 1990 to 2008, the teen pregnancy rate decreased 42 percent. A sexually active teen who doesn’t use contraceptives has a 90 percent chance of becoming pregnant within a year.”(11 facts)

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They don't save up any money and they keep buying things for themselves and their child.

E. about half of unplanned pregnancies occur in women who use no contraception

F. (Counter-argument with rebuttal here?) There are far more disadvantages to teen pregnancy than advantages, and the advantages should in no way ever be used to persuade a person to get pregnant at an early age, but one advantage to having a baby young is that when the child grows up and moves out the mother will still be young and will be able to do things that she may not have been able to do if she had the baby later in life. A teenage mom might have more energy for a baby than an older woman and they are at less of a risk for having a baby with downs syndrome than a woman who has a baby over the age of 35.

Transition: there are precautions teens can do to avoid from getting pregnant

III. Satisfaction. (solution you suggest to this controversary)
A. teens should consult a doctor be prescribed to take contraceptives

B. also if they wanted to, sex education programs can help by teaching teens healthy choices

IV. Visualization. (advantages if solution were adopted)

A. majority of parents believe “that including contraception in sex education ...

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