2018 Teen Pregnancies
|Number of pregnancies among 15-19-year-old girls:||7|
|Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||*|
|Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity
|Teen pregnancy rates by age
|Number of pregnancies among 15-17-year-old girls:||2|
|Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls:||5|
|Percent of Repeat Pregnancies:||28.6%|
|Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls:||*|
|NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties):||*|
|Change since 2017:||*|
*Rates based on small numbers (<20 pregnancies) are unstable and not provided, nor do they receive a NC County Ranking or Change Since 2016 %
Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
Updated October 2019. See Archived Statistics.
Number of Chlamydia Cases (2018, all ages): 37
Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2018, all ages): 9
Number of HIV Reports (2018, all ages): 0
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)
Polk County Schools Health Policies
Comprehensive Health Education - Section 3000, Policy Code 3540
School Policy on Bullying/Harassment - Section 4000, Policy Code 1710/4021/7230
Education for Pregnant/Parenting Students - Section 4000, Policy Code 4023
Organizations that Support Adolescent Sexual Health
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