Some adults with autism traits reject conventional sexual labels

Adults who have characteristics of autism are about three times as likely as their peers to not identify themselves as heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual, according to a new study.

The study is based on surveys of more than 47,000 adults in Sweden. It shows that about one out of five individuals with autism traits does not believe she fits into any of these standard categories for sexual orientation.

The findings suggest that researchers and clinicians should be open-minded when discussing sexuality with people who have autism or its traits.

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7th December 2017