Mecklenburg 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: 947
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 26.9
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 35.0
Hispanic: 55.2
White: 6.2
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 12.3
18-19-year-olds: 48.8
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 258
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 689
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 23.4%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 18.1
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 37
Change since 2017: -1%

Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics

Sexual Health

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 9,205
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 3,193

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 254


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)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Health Policies

Board Policy Manual - Home

Comprehensive Health Education - Section I, Policy Code IHAM

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section J, Policy Code JICK

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

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Ada Jenkins Center

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Charlotte

Carolinas Care Partnership

Communities In Schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg 

Mecklenburg County Health Department

Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc.

Right Moves for Youth

Teen Health Connection

Time Out Youth


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