ERIC Number: EJ1160195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Maternal and Paternal Infertility Disorders and Treatments and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Findings from the Study to Explore Early Development
Schieve, Laura A.; Drews-Botsch, Carolyn; Harris, Shericka; Newschaffer, Craig; Daniels, Julie; DiGuiseppi, Carolyn; Croen, Lisa A.; Windham, Gayle C.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n12 p3994-4005 Dec 2017
Previous studies of associations between ASD and conception using assisted reproductive technology (ART) are inconsistent and few studies have examined associations with other infertility treatments or infertility disorders. We examined associations between ASD and maternal/paternal infertility disorders and numerous maternal treatments among 1538 mother-child pairs in the Study to Explore Early Development, a population-based case-control study. ASD was associated with any female infertility diagnosis and several specific diagnoses: blocked tubes, endometriosis, uterine-factor infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Stratified analyses suggested associations were limited to/much stronger among second or later births. The findings were not explained by sociodemographic factors such as maternal age or education or multiple or preterm birth. ASD was not associated with ART or non-ART infertility treatments.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Pregnancy, Correlation, Mothers, Fathers, Human Body, Socioeconomic Influences, Age Differences, Educational Attainment, Birth, Technology, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) (DHHS/CDC)
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Grant or Contract Numbers: U10DD000180; U10DD000181; U10DD000184; U10DD000183