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Schölin, Lisa [WHO] . (2016) Prevention of harm caused by alcohol exposure in pregnancy. Rapid review and case studies from Member States. Geneva: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. 53 p.

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The lifelong disabilities caused by exposure to alcohol in pregnancy (known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders), along with other negative effects of exposure to alcohol on the pregnancy, are an important public health concern. In the WHO European Region and the European Union (EU), alcohol use among women of childbearing age is common and, while many women stop drinking once they find they are pregnant, some continue. A major concern is the number of unplanned pregnancies, in which women continue to drink well into pregnancy.

Ensuring health in early life, including in utero, is a particular focus of public health policy in the Region and the EU. This report gives an overview of the literature on interventions to prevent alcohol exposure during pregnancy that target both pregnant and non-pregnant women, in line with policy documents in the EU and the Region. It reviews the literature on preventing alcohol exposure in pregnancy from studies published in the last decade, and present case studies from eight European countries, to share their experience.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:WHO
Date:September 2016
Pages:53 p.
Publisher:World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
Place of Publication:Geneva
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy > Reproductive effects of substance use
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Developmental disorder > Foetal (fetal) alcohol syndrome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Harm reduction policy
T Demographic characteristics > Pregnant woman
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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