Sexual health among adolescents and teens in the United States by MICA

County-level data can be very rich, and detailed enough to extract meaningful geographic disparities and reveal distributions that may be problematic and require attention.
A county-level analysis of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in urban and rural settings shows that the Southern United States is home to the counties with the highest teen pregnancy rate. The visual also reveals that rural counties in Southern states have higher rates of STIs and pregnancies among teens than their urban counterparts. This visual is intended to be useful to county health departments and policy makers in making evidence-based decisions.