“Free pregnancy tests are a good way to fight fetal alcohol syndrome. Condoms are better….” “… Free condoms will be available alongside the pregnancy tests. But the state won’t pay for them…”

Fetal alcohol syndrome is a serious problem in Alaska. Babies born there, particularly Native American babies, suffer the syndrome at much higher rates than infants in the
lower 48. Since the first epidemiological data emerged in the mid-1990s, Alaskan FAS rates have declined somewhat, but creative solutions are still needed.