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Preventing Harm From Alcohol Use During Pregnancy (Table of Contents)

This book includes the plenary presentations made at the first international conference on prevention of FASD, which was attended by about 700 people from 35 countries around the globe. The issues addressed are FASD as a priority in health policy making; its prevalence and incidence; strategies for prevention; current applied and basic research in the field; the role of the medical profession, and a review of prevention activities in many different countries and among different populations such as indigenous communities, youth and high risk women. It also covers controversial issues around FASD, for example: whether there is evidence of a safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy, whether men have a role to play in prevention of FASD, whether FASD only affects impoverished women, and about media reporting on FASD. It also provides an agenda for moving forward with prevention in this field and presents an international charter for prevention of FASD in developed and well as in developing countries.

This book contains a synthesis of current evidence on how to approach prevention of FASD. It provides a valuable overview of important matters to consider on this issue for all interested in the subject. The increasing attention to and concern about FASD in most countries around the world makes this book of particular relevance to health policy makers, researchers, and people working in healthcare, social, educational, and legal services.

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Publication Type: Books

Year of Publication: 2015

Topics: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Prevention

ISBN (print): 978-1-897443-37-8

Editor: Egon Jonsson, Amy Salmon, Sterling Clarren, Jessica Moffatt