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CDC Says Women Shouldn't Drink Unless They're on Birth Control. Is It Drunk?!?

February 4, 2016

An article about the CDC's recent report on alcohol consumption during pregnancy cites work by Emily Oster, associate professor of economics and author of Expecting Better. "The statement that occasional drinking has not been proven safe could be applied to virtually anything in pregnancy," Oster writes. She explains that because of ethics it's difficult to come up with conclusive evidence on the topic.

CDC Says Women Shouldn't Drink Unless They're on Birth Control. Is It Drunk?!? (Emily Oster mentioned) – Slate