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Learn more about Indigenous approaches to FASD prevention. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) affects individuals whose mothers drank alcohol during pregnancy, and can include lifelong physical health problems, behavioural difficulties and learning disabilities.
In many parts of the world, Indigenous communities have taken a leadership role in developing collaborative and culturally relevant approaches to addressing alcohol use during pregnancy. These approaches recognize the historical, social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions of alcohol use during pregnancy. They also work to promote Indigenous women’s health and wellness overall.
This booklet provides a brief introduction to community-led initiatives that can help to prevent FASD and includes examples from Canada and internationally.