GREAT NEWS! Teens in South Carolina and Pregnancy

Columbia, S.C. —  South Carolina’s teen birth rate has declined 61 percent since peaking in 1991, continuing decades of success for communities across the state. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, this decline includes a 10 percent decrease between 2013 and 2014, landing the teen birth rate for 15-19 year olds at 28.5 per 1,000 females. Declines over the last two decades have been most substantial among African American, school-aged youth ages 15-17 whose teen birth rate has decreased by 77 percent since 1991.


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