I wanted to know if there is a link between PCOS and Austism/Aspergers in a unborn child. Is there a higher chance of conceiving a baby with Austism in women suffering with PCOS because of the insulin resistance and excess production of male horomones?

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This information was published 11 years, 8 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

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A very recent study by Palomba et al (2012) suggested that there is a higher prevalence of pervasive developmental disorders (autism spectrum) in daughters of women with poly cystic ovary syndrome.