An Overview of the Current State of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the Canadian Region and an Analysis of Policy Discourse
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a disease in which the central nervous system is permanently damaged by the mother's alcohol consumption during pregnancy. The paper also analyses the Public Health Agency of Canada's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Framework for Action from the perspective of policy discourse, examining the racism behind FAS and the stigmatization of Aboriginal women, and making recommendations for future prevention and intervention.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Canada, policy discourse