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Alcohol and pregnancy – International FASD Awareness Day

The dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy are highlighted by International FASD Awareness day (September 9th). Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term that describes a range of disabilities, birth defects and brain damage that may be caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. It has been estimated that the prevalence of FASD in Australia [...]

Teenage mothers need help to finish school

3.9% of the births in NSW to mothers under 20 years of age 12,326 teenagers gave birth in Australia in 2008 Teenage pregnancies in Australia are on the rise again with an increase of 15% since 2008. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics teenage birth rates in NSW seem to be concentrated around the [...]