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Women and alcohol: Gender Impact Assessment

Discusses the incidence of alcohol use in particular populations of women, and the impact of high risk alcohol consumption on fetal development, risk of unwanted sex, and risk of violence and homicide. Highlights the need for gender analysis to be increasingly included in evaluations of alcohol usage, harm reduction and treatment options. Considers the national and Victorian policy context and stresses the need for treatment plans and preventative strategies that are gender-specific. This is particularly important given the increase in young women’s high risk alcohol consumption patterns.

Women_and_alcohol_GIA.pdf (79.46KB)

Reference:
Women and alcohol / Quinn K, Rugkhla P, Women's Health Victoria - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, January 2010 - (Gender Impact Assessment 11)

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