2017 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||145|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||21.1|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||42|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||103|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||13.8%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||16.2|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||63|
|Change since 2016:||-11.7%|
Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 1,102
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 452
Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 22
The total numbers of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cases are useful indicators of adolescent sexual health as they are most common among young people ages 15-24.
HIV reports are notable because youth ages 13-24 account for more than 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses in the United States.
Data Source: NC DHHS, HIV/STD Surveillance Unit, Communicable Disease Branch
Asheville City Schools Health Policies
Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students (Equal Educational Opportunities)
Buncombe County Schools Health Policies
School Policy on Bullying/Harassment (English)
School Policy on Bullying/Harassment (Spanish)
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
HealthPartners/Buncombe Healthy Carolinians: 828-250-5205
Mt. Zion Community Development, Inc. (NC TPPI Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program)
YWCA of Asheville (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)
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