Should All Fertile Women Give Up Drinking? CDC Says Yes.

Feb 3, 2016

About half, (yes, half!) of pregnancies are unplanned. With that in mind, the CDC is advising women of childbearing age to completely abstain from drinking, unless they're using birth control. As USA Today reports, the government wants to stop women from risking fetal alcohol syndrome by drinking when they don't yet know they're pregnant.

Wanda Filer, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians told USA Today she hopes the report will make women stop and think, but it's a bit of a tough sell:

"Some women will take this advice," Filer said, "and some will not."

Read the full story on USAToday.com.

CDC urges young women to avoid all alcohol unless they're using contraception