…that 50% of pregnancies in the U.S. are UNPLANNED?
…that teen age and young adult women binge drink more today than young men?
…that alcohol causes “disinhibited” sexual drives and promotes UNPROTECTED SEX????
…that unprotected sex and alcohol use can cause brain damage and psychiatric issues in babies BEFORE you know you’re pregnant????
…that lower IQ’s, birth defects, and other problems happen as early as 2-8 weeks after CONCEPTION?
IF YOU DON’T KNOW, YOU SHOULD!!!!
Each year in the United States alone, 40,000 babies are born with intellectual disabilities, learning problems, attention deficits, autistic-related issues, and behavior issues known as “Neurodevelopmental Disorder associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.” Unintentional exposure to a fetus before pregnancy recognition is an unfortunate and inevitable outcome of drinking and unprotected sex. It’s not just “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome” we need to worry about!
Given the data about unintended pregnancy and prevalence of alcohol use among childbearing age women, we believe warning messages should be clearer: “If you use alcohol, don’t get pregnant. If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, don’t use alcohol.”