2018 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||174|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||25.9|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||51|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||123|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||24.1%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||20.7|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||40|
|Change since 2017:||-22%|
Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 1,577
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 657
Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 30
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)
Gaston County Schools Health Policies
Comprehensive Health Education - Section 3000, Policy Code 3520
School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 4000, Policy Code 4040
Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 4000, Policy Code 4025
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
Gaston County Health and Human Services (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program)
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