2017 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||223|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||33.3|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||55|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||168|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||21.5%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||27.3|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||30|
|Change since 2016:||+18.1%|
Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 1,382
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 533
Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 19
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
Gaston County Schools Health Policies
Comprehensive Health Education - Section 3000, Policy Code 3520
School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 4000, Policy Code 4040
Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 4000, Policy Code 4025
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
Gaston County Health and Human Services (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, and PREPare for Success Program)
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