Sexual Health Initiatives for Teens

A nurse performs her work at a community health clinic.
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As the Trump administration continues to chip away at Obamacare, many public health practitioners are left wondering how the changes will affect their clients. The statewide sexual health non-profit Shift NC has voiced particular concerns about how the administration’s policies could affect underserved teens and adolescents.

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North Carolina has some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the country. The state has the dubious honor of ranking in the top 10 on three Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists for 2016:

Birth control pill
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Teen birth rates in North Carolina are at a historic low, according to a statistical brief from the State Center for Health Statistics.