International Women’s Day is a significant day for commemorating women’s accomplishments and highlighting the ongoing struggle for gender equality.
FASD is a complex and frequently misunderstood disorder that affects people who were exposed to alcohol while pregnant. FASD is thought to affect up to 4% of Canadians and can cause a variety of physical, cognitive, and behavioural issues.
Women are especially vulnerable to FASD since they are frequently the primary caretakers and decision-makers in their households. Women may be unaware of the risks of drinking during pregnancy in many circumstances, or they may lack access to the resources and assistance they require to make informed decisions.
It is critical to emphasize the role that women play in FASD prevention.