For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Epidurals Linked to Slightly Higher Autism Odds, but Connection Is Unclear

October 14, 2020

Brian Lee, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Oct. 13 Spectrum article about a JAMA Pediatrics study finding that women who receive epidural anesthesia during labor seem to stand an increased chance of having a child with autism. Experts say the study was not designed to prove cause and effect and does not suggest that epidurals cause autism.

Link to study