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November 19, 2013
- Gaston County, North Carolina, has eliminated the county’s disparity in the teen pregnancy rate between African-American and white teens.
- In 2012, for the first year on record, the county’s teen pregnancy rate among 15- to 19-year-old black females was 40.4 per 1,000, compared with 41.1 among white teens.
- This milestone came two years after Gaston County and CDC launched the Gaston Youth Connected initiative, which offers programs to more than 1,300 young people to help them avoid unplanned pregnancy.