If you're like me and 3.3 million other women who are sexually active and don't use birth control the CDC has a message for you. You cannot be trusted with your own body and/or alcohol.
Your uterus is the property of any potential baby that may or may not develop.
Please disregard anything you may have been told about red wine easing your menstrual cramps. Decline that invite to the beer tasting you were just invited to and don't you dare even think of indulging in a jager bomb on your birthday. Having a drink or two before you know you are pregnant MIGHT (even though most studies relating to FASD have involved heavy, habitual drinking throughout pregnancy NOT a few drinks in the few weeks before most women know) harm your baby.
I'm sure next week they will tell us all to avoid coffee, whose ingredients have been listed as a class 2B carcinogen (may possibly be carcinogenic to humans). No? Maybe they won't come out swinging hard on that until there is conclusive evidence, since it would also be telling the other half of the population what to do with their bodies.
Warnings like these make it hard to to take the organization seriously and trust their statements.
Do you think this statement from the CDC was sexist?