Title of Speech: Teenage Pregnancy
I. Attention Catcher: According to http://www.familyfirstaid.org/teen-pregnancy.html “The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and births in the western industrialized world. Teen pregnancy costs the United States at least $7 billion annually.”
II. Listener Relevance Link: The issue that I would like to bring to your attention is teenage pregnancy. This is one of the biggest issues that occurs with high school students. As most of you have children or are planning to have in the future, it is now that we must find solutions to end this vicious cycle.
III. Speaker Credibility: I have personally seen the effect of teen pregnancy through out my high school years. Out of my five closest friends three of them became a part of the statistics of young teen pregnancies in the United States.
IV. Thesis Statement: I believe that precautions should be taken to limit teenage pregnancy.
V. Preview: Today, I am going to be addressing the problems associated with teenage pregnancy, causes of teenage pregnancies, and the solution that can be implied to prevent teenage it.
I. First Main Point: Problem
A. We have a continuing unacceptably high rate of births to young people.
Transition: Lets find out some of the reasons why teenage pregnancy is so rampant.
2. Second Main Point: Cause
A. Broken Homes: Research shows that many teenagers that get pregnant at an early age come from broken homes. Many teenagers are raised by single parents without either one of the figures present in their lives and there is so much one parent can do. They end up finding love out side the home and they feel like in order for them to keep their relationship with their partners they should have a baby.
B. Lack of Communication: Most people restrict their children from talking about sex. In some cases, they provide false information regarding...