New Hanover 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: 131
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 17.9
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 44.5
Hispanic: 52.4
White: 9.1
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 11.5
18-19-year-olds: 23.8
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 41
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 90
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 21.4%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 13.4
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 67
Change since 2016: +7.8%

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

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated September 2018. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2017, all ages): 1,257
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2017, all ages): 406

Number of HIV Reports (2017, all ages): 33


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 on the Prevention of Youth Violence

Brigade Boys and Girls Club

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

Wilmington Health Access for Teens

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