CONCERNS FOR WOMEN
- More than 25% of women
at high binge campuses experience unwanted sexual advances.
- 90% of all campus
rapes involve alcohol consumption.
- 60% of college women
diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease were infected while
- Women who drink more
than one alcoholic beverage per day increase their risk for breast
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
and other alcohol-related birth defects may occur with even light
consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. (Pregnant woman
should not consume any alcohol.)
- Women require lower
limits of alcohol consumption than men for health reasons due
to a number of factors including:
- Different rates
- Lower levels of
the enzyme dehydrogenase that breaks down alcohol.
- Higher percentage
of body fat and less body water.
- Alcohol absorption
rates are affected by changes in estrogen levels related to
menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives.
- Health problems
related to drinking develop more quickly for women than men.
- Women progress
to alcoholism more quickly than men.
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