Mecklenburg County, NC

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

2015 Teen Pregnancies

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 976
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 29.9
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 40.5
Hispanic: 53.8
White: 9.5
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 14.2
18-19-year-olds: 54.6
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 284
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 692
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 23.0%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 20.0
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 48
Change since 2010**: -39.4%

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

** Due to data limitations, we are presenting the change over five years rather than the change since the previous year. Read more.

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated February 2017. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2015, all ages): 7,893
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, all ages): 2,575

Number of HIV Reports (2015, all ages): 289


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


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education - Section I, Policy Code IHAM

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section J, Policy Code JICK

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section J, Policy Code JIE

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Ada Jenkins Center

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Charlotte

Carolinas Care Partnership

Communities In Schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg  (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte

Mecklenburg County Health Department

Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc.


Right Moves for Youth

Teen Health Connection

Time Out Youth


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