A recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that British Female Teens are among the heaviest drinkers – most of them believes that they have the right to drink as much as boys.
Interviews with hundreds of thousands of young respondents across Europe and North America reveals that teens from England, Scotland and Wales are among the heaviest drinkers.
WHO’s Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study also found out that almost 50% of 15-year-old young girls in the said top British countries have been drunk at least twice, while across the other 39 countries, the average was just 29%.
Wales was recorded to be the third worst country for teenage drinking while Scotland and England is on the seventh and eighth spot respectively.
The study also discovered that there is only very slight differences in drinking habits between teenage boys and girls in England, Scotland and Wales.
Countries with more gender equality were among the worse when it comes to female teenage drinking, according to the study’s coordinator, Professor Candace Currie.
“In some aspects of risk taking there’s quite clear gender equalization going in the western countries, whereas there are still quite big gender gaps in drinking and sexual behavior in the east.” says Currie.
Campaigns director for Alcohol Concern, Emily Robinson, said that women believe on “Girl Power”, you could say. But also warned that there’s a big difference between men and women when it comes to alcohol: “Women metabolize alcohol differently.”
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