Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A discussion document

Published online: 
17 December 2015
Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Summary

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is caused by the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. About half of all pregnancies are exposed to alcohol, and about 1% of the New Zealand population is estimated to have FASD as a result. FASD can be characterised by a range of problems such as intellectual and behavioural deficits, as well as irreversible damage to the brain and body.

This discussion document outlines the Government’s proposed approach for addressing FASD. It outlines a series of key principles, high level outcomes and potential action areas for the action plan and seeks feedback on how we could do things differently.

The closing date for submissions was Friday, 26 February 2016.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    17 December 2015
  • HP number:
    6316
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2015. Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A discussion document. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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