New WHO policy appears to recommend all women of childbearing age avoid alcohol (Picture: Getty)All women of childbearing age should avoid drinking alcohol, the World Health Organisation has apparently recommended.
A draft Global Alcohol Action Plan published on the organisation’s website said anti-drinking campaigns should target women in particular, regardless of whether or not they intend to get pregnant.
It is due to the risk of damaging a baby in the womb but critics have called the a
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