Thesis: Because so many teenage girls are becoming pregnant these days, would having proper sexual education classes and teachers help prevent this problem?

  • Introduction: Have you ever wandered what it's like to have a child at age 16? Have you ever had sympathy for the one's that do? Maybe you feel sorry for them, but after all it is their own fault.

First Main Point: You can take action to prevent yourself or other people from becoming pregnant.

A) Programs set up through the government can help prevent teenage pregnancy

1.) National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: founded in 1996 with the goal to reduce teen pregnancy by one-third.
  • 2.) Adolescent Family Life Demonstration and Research program: began in 1981 provides research grants and demonstrations to promote programs that help raise the awareness of abstinence. This is an arm of the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Second Main Point: Too many teenage girls are becoming pregnant.

    B) The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrial world-twice as high as in England or Canada

    1.) An estimated 750,000 teens will become pregnant this year


    Third Main Point: Babies born to teen mothers are more likely to live difficult lives
    Nearly a third of all teenage pregnancies end in abortion