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Teen Pregnancy

North Carolina teen pregnancies drop to new historic lows

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The 2012 teen pregnancy rate was 39.6 per 1,000 15-19 year old girls. In other words, fewer than 4% of 15-19 year old girls in North Carolina experienced a pregnancy last year. Full story...
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Boys & Girls Homes give teen moms in need place to adjust to new role

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Teen moms in Columbus County may soon get a helping hand in their new life. The Boys and Girls Home in Lake Waccamaw is in the process of opening a home, where pregnant teens in DSS care can live with their baby, while learning how to be a parent despite a lack of role models. Full story...
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Study: Teens turning to oral sex as safer alternative

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video For some families sex can be a taboo topic. But a new study suggests teens may not have the info they need about the birds and the bees. Full story...
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NC Senate budget approved by committee

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The North Carolina Senate's largest committee has moved along the Republicans' budget proposal for next year without making changes sought by advocates for the public schools and the prevention of teen smoking and adolescent pregnancy. Full story...
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CDC: Many teens moms didn't think it could happen

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A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant. Full story...
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New NC abortion restrictions take effect Wednesday

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New abortion restrictions in North Carolina are set to take effect without a key portion of the measure which focused upon ultrasounds for pregnant women. Full story...
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Teen pregnancies reach record low

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Teen pregnancies in the US are at a record low. That's according to new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Full story...
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