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'Social Camouflage' Might Lead To Underdiagnosing Autism In Women

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'Social Camouflage' Might Lead To Underdiagnosing Autism In Women
Rates of autism diagnoses in the U.S. have increased steadily over the past 20 years, with one exception: women.
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About 1 in every 68 children in the U.S. are born with autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That amounts to about 1 in 42 boys and a staggering 1 in 189 girls — a gender ratio of about five boys for every girl diagnosed with the disorder.

Newsy's Devan Kaney asked psychologist Dr. Ruth Aspy how gender bias might play a role.