CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Why are millions of US women at risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancies?
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 1:00 PM ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
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.
CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, M.D.
Tuesday,February 2, 2016 12:00 PM EST
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