Exposure to inflammation in the womb may affect the brain and behavior of males and females differently.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
People with autism who harm themselves are more than 30 times as likely as the general population to commit suicide. The risk is especially pronounced among girls and women on the spectrum.
Boys and girls with autism get virtually identical scores on three commonly used diagnostic tests, suggesting that sex doesn’t affect the scores.
A pair of maps that depict variation in the human genome may help reveal the genetic roots of autism.
Some traits of autism are associated with obvious differences in brain structure, and the scope of these alterations may depend on the person’s sex.
Autistic women’s activity in a ‘social’ brain region tracks with the extent to which they mask their autism.