Forsyth County, NC

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

2018 Teen Pregnancies

Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls: 337
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 24.5
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American:    31.2
Hispanic: 48.8
White: 11.0
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 13.0
18-19-year-olds:   38.2 
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 98
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 239
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 24.9%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 18.7
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 45
Change since 2017: +3% 

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

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 2,848
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 1,170

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 66


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 Sources: 2018 North Carolina STD Surveillance Report and 2018 North Carolina HIV Surveillance Report - HIV/STD/Hepatitis Surveillance Unit, North Carolina DHHS, Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch (2019)

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual

Family Life Education - Article 6, Policy 6140

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Article 5, Policy 5131.1

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Article 5, Policy 5138

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

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