Persuasive Speech On Abstinence

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Outline: Chastity: The Unspoken Value Of Abstinence
General purpose: To persuade
Specific purpose: To persuade my audience that chastity or abstinence has several important benefits, especially for people who intend to finish college and have active careers before starting their own families.
Thesis: I am here today to persuade you all to practice chastity or sexual abstinence because it can reduce the risks of STDs as well as unwanted pregnancy and teenage marriage, all of which create a domino effect of harmful health, social, and economic problems.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017), although sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, can affect people, regardless of age, they
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I’ll show you a short video clip. First of all, if you want to avoid getting STDs, you should practice abstinence.
1. Let me define the term abstinence. In general, it refers to the act of “postponing sex,” “never having vaginal/anal sex,” or "refraining from further sexual intercourse" whether one is still a virgin or already sexually experienced" (Santelli et al., 2006, p. 73).
2. If you abstain from sex, you will decrease the chances of having STDs. You don't want any form of STD at all because studies showed its correlation with infertility, complications in pregnancy, fetal and infant death, chronic pelvic pain, and cervical cancer (Carr & Packham, 2017; Santelli et al., 2006, p. 73).
B. Let's not forget that if you have sex, even when protected, there's a chance of getting pregnant or getting someone else pregnant.
1. In the study conducted by Sedgh and co-researchers (2015) of the Guttmacher Institute in New York, among 21 countries with teen pregnancy estimates for 2008–2011, the pregnancy rate was the highest in the United States with 57 pregnancies per 1,000 adolescents in 2010.
2. Having sex evidently increases the risk of pregnancy.
C. Being a pregnant teenager is uniquely different compared to when you’re older due to early pregnancy’s negative
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Socializing with people who have the same sex beliefs will reinforce your abstinence.
2. You can give each other important support that you may not get from sexually active people.
C. Transition: Once people stop having sex before they're ready, we'll have a world with healthier, happier, and more fulfilled youth.
A. Pros: Imagine a world where people can be chaste or celibate without stigmatization. They can focus on their studies and then careers.
B. Pros: Imagine this society where STDs are at lower rates. People can enjoy their life better with great health.
C. Cons: Continuing an active sex life while very young, on the contrary, can lead to STDs, as well as unwanted pregnancy and possibly marriage.
D: Signpost: With your decision, you can practice abstinence too!
I urge you all to remain chaste or abstain from sex. There are so many other personal, social and economic reasons that make abstinence a great idea, but ultimately, it all comes down to personal choice. What do you choose? Take some time to think about this. Your physical, emotional, and mental health are irreplaceable. I believe that your life counts and you are a person worth waiting for. Remember, there is no sex safer than NO
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