The North Carolina teen pregnancy rate dropped to an historic low. New data released Wednesday shows teen pregnancy rates dropped by 11 percent in 2010. The state has cut its rate in half since it peaked in 1991.
The reduction has resulted in a savings of more than $7.7 billion for North Carolina taxpayers. North Carolina currently has the 14th highest teen pregnancy rate in the United States.
In January, advocates will formally announce a 10-year goal to reduce teen pregnancy in the sate by 30 percent by the year 2020.