The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that women aged between 18 to 50 need to stop drinking alcohol.
A global alcohol action plan for 2022-2030 has been drafted by the global health agency, which states females should be avoiding drinking as it may harm their chances of giving birth.
The official plan reads: “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.”
However, the proposal has been branded ‘unscientific, patronising, and absurd,’ as it doesn’t take into account that not all women want children.
According to The Telegraph, Christopher Snowden, from the Institute of Economic Affairs has dubbed the move ‘classic World Health Organisation idiocy’.
Matt Lambert, who represents UK brewers and distilleries through the Portman Group, has also branded it ‘sexist and paternalistic’.
Mums-to-be in the UK are encouraged by the NHS to avoid drinking completely, as there are links between alcohol consumption and suffering miscarriages during pregnancy.
However, many women argue it should be the woman who decides what’s best, although booze has been proven to cause serious damage.
Based on a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention, approximately 18 percent of women (aged between 18 to 44 years) binge drink.
It’s advised by the NHS that men and women do not drink over 14 units of alcohol per week.
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