June 18, 2021

Women Aged 18-50 Should Stop Drinking Alcohol – Says WHO Advisory


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Women aged between 18 and 50 should be stopped from drinking alcohol because it may harm their chances of giving birth, World Health Organisation bosses have claimed.

The World Health Organisation’s proposal has been slammed as “idiocy” for suggesting that all women of childbearing age effectively stay teetotal – regardless of their family plans

In proposals slammed as “unscientific, patronising and absurd” the global health agency has said booze should be avoided among all those of “childbearing age”.

The guidance is part of the WHO’s draft global alcohol action plan 2022-2030.

The plan says: “Appropriate attention should be given to the prevention of the initiation of drinking among children and adolescents, prevention of drinking among pregnant women and women of childbearing age”.

This means women aged between 18 and 50 effectively being asked to stay abstinent – just in case they are pregnant and it harms the unborn baby.

It appears to be blanket guidance that fails to take into account women who cannot have or do not want kids.

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