New Hanover 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: 120
Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 14.8
Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
African American: 38.7
Hispanic: 43.7
White: 8.2
Teen pregnancy rates by age
15-17-year-olds: 6.5
18-19-year-olds: 21.1
Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls: 23
Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 97
Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 24.2%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 10.2
NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 69
Change since 2017: -17%

*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): 1.216
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 387

Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 24


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)

New Hanover County Schools Health Policies

Sex Education

School Policy on Bullying/Harassment

Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students

Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health

Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence

Brigade Boys and Girls Club

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic - Wilmington Health Center (NC TPPI Adolescent Parenting Program)

Wilmington Health Access for Teens

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