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Teen Pregnancy Prevention


Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force is chaired by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Health Educator. The Task Force improves the lives of Wayne County families and ensures a better future for our youth by creating a comprehensive campaign tp reduce and prevent teen pregnancy. It supports evidence-based programs which address the issues related to teen sexual health. To join the task force and for more information, contact the Health Educator at 919-587-4125.

Wayne County 2018 Teen Pregnancies 

Number of pregnancies among 15-17 year-old girls: 145

Number of pregnancies among 18-19-year-old girls: 107 


Teen pregnancy rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 38 

Teen pregnancy rates by race/ethnicity in Wayne County, NC 

African American: 48.5 

Hispanic: 50.7 

White: 26.0 

Teen pregnancy rates by age in Wayne County, NC

15-17-year-olds: 16.0 

18-19-year-olds: 74.4 

Percent of Repeat Pregnancies: 24.8%                        Source: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Sexual Health

Teen birth rate per 1,000 15-19-year-old girls: 31.2 

NC County Ranking (out of 100 counties): 14 

Change since 2017: decrease of 6% 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The total numbers of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cases are useful indicators of adolescent sexual health as they are most common in adolescents. 

Number of Chlamydia Cases (2019, all ages): 961

Number of Gonorrhea Cases (2019, all ages): 309

Number of HIV Reports (2019, all ages): 16

HIV reports are notable because youth ages 13-24 account for more than 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses in the United States. 

Source: NC DHHS Communicable Diseases Branch

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