Reports Show Declines in Sacramento County’s Chlamydia, Teen Pregnancy Rates
An increase in no-cost home testing kits, sex education and cooperation among clinics, community groups and schools has helped Sacramento County reduce its rates of chlamydia infections and teenage pregnancies. A California Department of Public Health report showed the chlamydia rate in Sacramento County have decreased from an average of 634.7 cases per 100,000 people in 2011 to 526.1 cases per 100,000 people in 2014. Meanwhile, the county's Community Health Status Report showed the teenage pregnancy rate declined by 25.5% between 2002 and 2012.
- "STD Rates Dropping in Sacramento County" (Egel, Sacramento Bee, 9/28).