Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2016

Identifier

DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-4366

Abstract

Teens with autism spectrum disorder often exhibit sexual behaviors in public that are disturbing to parents, teachers, and peers. Some have proposed that such behaviors can be curtailed with hormonal suppression. There is information on the Internet suggesting that such medications work, and some reports in the peer-reviewed medical literature support these claims. Such medications can have serious side effects. In this paper, we present a case in which parents requested such treatment of their teenage son with autism spectrum disorder.

Journal Title

Pediatrics

Volume

137

Issue

4

MeSH Keywords

Autism Spectrum Disorder; Child; Child Behavior Disorders; Humans; Intellectual Disability; Male; Sexual Behavior

Keywords

Teenagers; Sex; Autism

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