FASD & Stigma: Why Do Women Drink When Pregnant?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an entirely preventable form of brain damage. Increased awareness has meant a woman’s decision to consume alcohol during pregnancy has become highly stigmatized, and as a result, individual circumstances that surround the choice to drink are rarely explored or understood.
“This video speaks to the vulnerable, high-risk segment of the population where FASD is a huge problem,” says Dr. James Reynolds, NeuroDevNet associate scientific director and co-lead of the Network’s FASD Research Group, based at Queen’s University. “This is the segment of the population where stigma and blame are felt the most, and where the greatest amount of work needs to be done to increase awareness and understanding.”
Watch the full video here: https://vimeo.com/156886402