New Hanover County, NC

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

2016 Teen Pregnancies 

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 120
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 16.6
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 28.2
Hispanic: 52.5
White: 11.2
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 8.9
18-19-year-olds: 23.5
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 31
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 89
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 18.3%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 12.0
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 67
Change since 2015: -17.4%

*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 (2016, all ages): 1,170
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 476

Number of HIV Reports (2016, all ages): 26


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

New Hanover County Schools Health Policies

Sex Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Blue Ribbon Commission Prevention of Youth Violence

Brigade Boys and Girls Club

Cape Fear Teen Health Council

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic - Wilmington Health Center (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

Wilmington Health Access for Teens

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(NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)