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Transylvania 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: 29
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 33.4
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: *
Hispanic: *
White: 31.2

Teen pregnancy rates by age

15-17-year-olds: *
18-19-year-olds: 57.9
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 7
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 22
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 6.9%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 24.2
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 37
Change since 2010**: -30%

*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): 65
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2015, all ages): 13

Number of HIV Reports (2015, all ages): 0

 

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

 

Transylvania County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Comprehensive Health Education - Section 3000, Policy Code 3540

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 4000, Policy Code 1710/4021/7230

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

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County

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