Topic: Teen Pregnancy
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: My audience will gain the knowledge of how teen pregnancy shows teenagers how the real world is. Thesis Statement: Teen pregnancy changes the lives of many teenagers in different ways such as: their education, financial status, social life, and relationships. Introduction
Teen Pregnancy has been going on for a long time. A way you can define teen pregnancy is an adolescent child (under 18 and way beyond their maturity level) getting pregnant when they are not ready to. Teen pregnancy has been slowly rising each year for the past ten years. It is not just a problem that the adolescent child is getting pregnant, the problem involves in their high school education, their financial needs, their peer to peer life, and relationships with boys. From the moment a teenager finds out they are pregnant, their whole lives change. They have to give up a lot of things to sacrifice for their child. Teen pregnancy is a very difficult for the adolescent children to go through. Body
I. Teen Pregnancy changes the lives of many teenagers in different ways such as their education, financial status, social life, and relationships.
A. A teenagers' education is one of the most important things for them to focus on so they can graduate from high school, but with a baby it is a lot more difficult. 1. When a teenager first becomes pregnant, it can affect their high school education by being sick the first trimester of pregnancy. a. According to Facts for Families, written in 2004, “Babies born in the U.S. to teenage mothers are at risk for long-term problems in many major areas of life including school failure.” b. A lot of teens miss a lot of school and fall behind in their classes, and end up having to take them over the next year. c. Pregnancy is hard for a teenager to go through, but they have to stick with school so they can graduate at the right time they...