Analysis: Fetal alcohol syndrome a complex problem

The FASD Prevention Conversation Project

Pregnant Pause Raises Awareness About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders -- Nearly 30% of Expectant Mothers Still Drink Alcohol While Pregnant -- Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol Can Permanently Damage the Baby's Brain Participants in a pregnant flash mob repeatedly cross Yonge and Dundas Streets as part of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day in Toronto on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. FASDay, started in Toronto 15 years ago, is celebrated in 42 countries around the world. FASD affects one in one hundred Canadians. The Canadian Press Images PHOTO/FASworld Canada

Fetal alcohol syndrome a complex problem:

Shame-and-blame approach won’t work

Brian Giesbrecht has raised interesting observations and suggested some solutions to the issue of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (Inquiry needed into fetal alcohol syndrome, Dec. 19). His article is important in that it again brings up the argument FASD is a disability and the fact that we have not been successful in preventing its occurrence.

To read Brain Giesbrecht’s article, click here

Recent data in Europe and the U.S. suggest the…

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