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Evidence of Reproductive Stoppage in Families With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Large, Population-Based Cohort Study

Published June 18, 2014 in JAMA Psychiatry

OBJECTIVE: To examine stoppage in a large, population-based cohort of families in which a child has received a diagnosis of ASD. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: These results provide the first quantitative assessment and convincing statistical evidence of reproductive stoppage related to ASD. These findings have implications for recurrence risk estimation and genetic counseling.

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