Forty Years of State Alcohol and Pregnancy Policies in the USA

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The number of states with alcohol and pregnancy policies has increased since 1970 (1 in 1974 and 43 in 2013). Alcohol and pregnancy policies are becoming increasingly punitive. These punitive policies are associated with efforts to restrict women’s reproductive rights rather than policies that effectively curb alcohol-related public health harms.

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  • Behavioral Health
  • Family Planning
  • Policy