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Drinking during pregnancy is harmful and can lead to foetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Shutterstock

Why alcohol remains a big threat to unborn babies in South Africa

There is no specific policy guiding the prevention and management of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in South Africa.
The UK is believed to have one of the highest rates of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in the world. shutterstock

The problem of drinking in pregnancy – and what to do about it

The UK is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to preventing harm caused by drinking during pregnancy.
The majority of women stop drinking in their second trimester. pregnant woman with wine from

Women aren’t following advice to stop drinking when pregnant

Around 40% of Australian women drink alcohol while pregnant, despite medical guidelines recommending they don’t.
The government’s discussions with the industry about voluntary labelling have not been transparent. Jesús León

Alcohol warning labels and ‘valuable label real estate’

There’s a legal requirement in Australia for all packaged alcohol to show the alcohol content of the beverage and the number of standard drinks. But there’s no need for the label to bear any information…
It’s impossible to know how much alcohol is safe to consume during pregnancy. Jason Coleman

Explainer: foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

The debate about alcohol’s harms is seemingly endless: the role of alcohol in violence, unplanned sex, injury and motor vehicle accidents, the teen binge-drinking epidemic, the risks of cancer and liver…

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