• Continued Declines in US Teen Births (NCHS Data Brief 9/2016)

    The birth rate for teenagers aged 15–19 has fallen almost continuously since 1991, reaching historic lows for the nation every year since 2009 (1–4). Despite declines in all racial and ethnic groups, teen birth rates continue to vary considerably by race and ethnicity. Moreover, the U.S. teen birth rate remains higher than in other industrialized […] Read More »
  • Sexual Health Education for Young People with Disabilities

    Research and Resources for Parents/Guardians: In recent years, important changes in public policies and attitudes have resulted in improved opportunities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Unfortunately, societal attitudes have changed less in regard to sexuality and disability. Even today, many people do not acknowledge that most people experience sexual feelings, needs, and desires, […] Read More »
  • The 2016 Kids Count Data is Here!

    The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the report ranks states on overall child well-being and in economic well-being, education, health and family and community. The […] Read More »
  • Know The Facts First – New Awareness Campaign

    Know The Facts First is a national public health awareness campaign designed to provide teen girls, ages 13-19, with accurate information about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and STD prevention so that they can make informed decisions about sexual activity. The campaign, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, […] Read More »
  • 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 […] Read More »
  • SAASH Call to Action Resource Document

    This document outlines the state of adolescent sexual health in South Carolina Read More »
  • HIV Surveillance in Adolescents and Young Adults

    CDC slides in powerpoint or PDF form. Read More »
  • HIV, Other STD, and Pregnancy Prevention Education in Public Schools

    The CDC released this analysis of the 2008 and 2012 School Health Profiles data in the 4/6/12 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) showing little progress being made in increasing the percentage of public schools in 45 states that implement a key intervention consistant with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Community Prevention Services Task Force recommendation to teach specific HIV, other STD, and pregnancy prevention topics to young people. Read More »
  • SC HIV/AIDS/STD Surveillance Report

    SC DHEC's Division of Surveillance and Technical Support publishes surveillance reports. Read More »
  • National Center for Children in Poverty State Profile for South Carolina

    This profile provides data on SC's adolescents age 12-18. Read More »