Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

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So what’s the deal with drinking (alcohol, not milk!) when you’re pregnant?

By the time grade 12 comes around most teens have experimented with drinking. If you or your friends are drinking regularly (during the week or even just at parties a couple of times a month) and if you are having sexual intercourse (penis in vagina sex) it is especially important that you are using birth control to avoid becoming pregnant.

That’s because babies who are born to mothers who drink during pregnancy are at risk for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, FASD.