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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Why are millions of US women at risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancies?

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 1:00 PM ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
404-639-3286

What

More than 3 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 years are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report. Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that can last for a child’s lifetime.

Who

CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, M.D.

When

Tuesday,February 2, 2016 12:00 PM EST

Dial In

Media: 8888-795-0855
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International: 1-630-395-0331
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* Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference.

Important Instructions 
 

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Transcript
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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