SHIFT NC

A silhouette of a young pregnant woman.
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North Carolina's teen pregnancy rate has reached a record low level for the ninth consecutive year, according for a report from the nonprofit adolescent health initiative Shift NC.

a condom in package
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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.