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Association of autism with induced or augmented childbirth

by jmiller on August 19, 2013

This JAMA Pediatrics online first article concludes: “compared with children born to mothers who received neither labor induction nor augmentation, children born to mothers who were induced and augmentd, induced only, or augmented only experienced increased odds of autism after controlling for potential confounders related to socioeconomic status, maternal heatlh, pregnancy related events and conditions, and birth year.  The observed associations between labor inductions/augmentation were particularly pronounced in male children.  Click here to read full-text.

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