Autism Is Likely Under-diagnosed In Girls Due To Gender Bias

Autism has long been a disorder more commonly seen in men. You’ll often see a ratio thrown around: there are four times as many men with autism than women. And researchers have been looking for an explanation—like a difference in genetic make-up—for this disparity. But new research suggests that perhaps the explanation is simpler than that. Maybe doctors are simply missing the signs of autism in women.

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