Women Abused as Children Likelier to Bear Autistic Child, Harvard School of Public Health Study

Published: Mar 21, 2013

Women who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Those who experienced the most serious abuse had the highest likelihood of having a child with autism -- three-and-a-half times more than women who were not abused.

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