Henderson County, NC

Local information on the state of adolescent health and helpful resources. 

2017 Teen Pregnancies

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 77
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 25.8
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: *
Hispanic: *
White: 23.3
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 10.2
18-19-year-olds: 55.4
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 20
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 57
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 23.4%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 20.7
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 46
Change since 2015: -1.9%

*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided.

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated November 2017. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 325
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 103

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 7


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


Henderson County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Blue Ridge Community Health Services

Children & Family Resource Center (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)


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