Mecklenburg 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: 935
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 27.3
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 35.3
Hispanic: 57.1
White: 7.8
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 13.4
18-19-year-olds: 49.2
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 281
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 654
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 22.2%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 19.1
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 43
Change since 2016: -9.3%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 8,828
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 3,183

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 270


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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