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Persuasive Speech: The Morning-After Pill Should Be Used for Birth Control

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TITLE: The Morning-After pill.
I. Introduction:
Attention getting opening: "People have a basic human right to decide the number and spacing of their children and the right to obtain the necessary methods to do so", this was stated by the General Assembly of the United Nations World Conference on Human Rights in 1968 (Mattar). But not all methods are applicable in the countries of the world.
Thesis Statement: It is a very sensitive and controversial issue, that's why I’m talking today about the morning after pill.
• Reason your audience would be interested in this speech: Audience will gain general knowledge about the advantages of the use of the morning-after pill as an emergency contraception.
• Overview
1. Main Point A: First I’m going to give information about the morning-after pill. (What is the morning-after pill?).
2. Main Point B: Secondly, I’m going to talk about how the morning after pill works and why it is not an abortion pill.
3. Main Point C: and then finally, talk about its effectiveness and who can consider the use of this type of emergency contraception as an alternative.

Transition: The interest in the morning pill had increased in the last years.

II. Body

Main Point A: FDA approved the distribution of the morning-after pill since 1999 (Emergency Contraception: Plan B, n.d). But even today, in some places it is not practiced and is disapproved, since it is not a simple subject, people is influenced much on their religious beliefs or opinion of others, also generally have a wrong image of the action of this pill. Then what is it?
Subpoints:

• The morning-after pill is an emergency contraceptive that has many presentations. Its main component is levonorgestrel, some use progestin and es...


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• The effectiveness of this method is from 52 to 94% (Emergency contraception. n.d).
• Emergency contraception could reduce unintended pregnancy. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 51% of the 6.6 million pregnancies in the Unites States each year are unintended.

Transition: This topic is an indication that we are subjected to moral and religious positions that are not tied to reality.

III. Conclusion
Summary:
Now just to finish I would like to emphasize my points.

• The morning after pill is taken to prevent pregnancy after having a sexual relationship that was not used a contraceptive method or it may have failed.
• The pill cannot be considered an abortion pill because its intake prevents the sperm and egg to meet, so there is not fertilization.
• The effectiveness of this method could help to reduce the percentage of unintended pregnancy.



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