Poor Birth Outcomes Increased By Lower Legal Drinking Age, Study Finds

Poor Birth Outcomes Increased By Lower Legal Drinking Age, Study Finds

“Our findings suggest that a lower drinking age increases risky sexual behavior among young people, and that leads to more unplanned pregnancies that result in premature birth and low birth weight,” said study author Angela Fertig, assistant professor in the UGA College of Public Health. “The take-home message is that when it’s easier for young people to get alcohol, birth outcomes are worse.”

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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