This infographic shows the specific ways in which women's health is impacted by their consumption of alcohol, including an increased risk of cancer, injury, and pregnancy complications. In contrast to persistent myths surrounding alcohol's health benefits, many of these conditions are associated with small quantities of alcohol. Women in general tend to suffer more health problems than men at lower levels of consumption, in part due to biological factors. In the Americas, women are drinking more and more often and present the highest estimated prevalence of alcohol use disorders in the world. Recommendations:
- Women who become pregnant should not drink alcohol given that it is harmful to the fetus.
- Women and men alike should decrease their consumption of alcohol to reduce the risk of harm.
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