Autism Affects Different Areas Of The Brain In Men And Women

A new study indicates that autism may affect men and women differently.

When studying autism, most research tends to be male-biased due to the fact that the condition afflicts more boys than girls – estimates of the condition’s male-to-female ratio range from 5:1 to 15:1.

Given the skewed statistics, fewer girls with autism are included in studies, and most of researchers’ understanding of the neurodevelopmental disorder is based on male test subjects.

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