Statistics on Teen Pregnancy
Guilford County has celebrated a gradual decline in the number of teen pregnancies since 1989. In 2007, Guilford County’s teen pregnancy rate for ages 10-19 years of age was 31.7 per 1,000 females, down from 66.6 per 1,000 in 1989. A total of 1,036 teens between the ages of 10-19 became pregnant in 2007. For more information on teen pregnancy statistics, go to the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics.
Smart Girls Life Skills Training® Program
Smart Girls Life Skills Training® Parts I and II are eight to 10 week teen pregnancy prevention programs implemented for girls ages 11 through 16 years of age. The mission of the Smart Girls Life Skills Training® is to provide young girls with the information and skills necessary for them to become empowered young women who are ultimately happy, healthy and successful in life!
For more information about adolescent pregnancy prevention in North Carolina, go to NC SHIFT (Sexual Health Initiatives For Teens) or North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives (TPPI).