Alcohol, Pregnancy and Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: What Men Can do to Help
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading known cause of developmental disability. FASD is the result of exposure to alcohol in utero and is believed to affect 1% of the population. While men’s alcohol use is not a direct contributor to FASD, there are many ways that men can help to prevent FASD. Preventing FASD is about more than telling women not to drink alcohol during pregnancy – in fact, this approach can often lead to more harm than good. Researchers and service providers who are part of the Canada FASD Research Network have some suggestions for men who want to make a difference.