2016 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||659|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||18.4|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||174|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||485|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||24.3%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||11.6|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||65|
|Change since 2015:||-7.1%|
*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.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2016, all ages): 5,514
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2016, all ages): 1,626
Number of HIV Reports (2016, all ages): 173
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
Wake County Schools Health Policies
The Board Policy Manual is in the process of being revised, and two manuals are currently in use. See explanation here.
School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Series 4000, Policy Code 1710/4021/7230
Healthful Living - Series 5000, Policy Code 5120 R&P
Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Series 6000, Policy 6760
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
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