CDC’s Recommendation That Women Drink Only If On Birth Control Sparks Outrage
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the advice to help combat fetal alcohol syndrome.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
The CDC Wants Women To Stop Drinking Unless They Are On Birth Control
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created quite a stir with its new recommendation Tuesday, calling on women of childbearing age to stop drinking unless they were on birth control. The report says that 3.3 million U.S. women, or 7.3 percent, were at risk for having a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. These disorders are associated with a series of developmental and intellectual disabilities, and occur in 1 of every 3,334 births. (Wheaton, 2/5)
Women Blast CDC's Advice To Use Birth Control If Drinking Alcohol
New advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at preventing fetal alcohol syndrome has created quite a stir. The CDC estimates that about 3 million women "are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, sexually active and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy." So the CDC is now advising women to stop drinking if they are trying to get pregnant or not using birth control with sex. That's right, abstain from drinking. (Aubrey, 2/4)