Clomid, a popular drug used to treat female infertility, may be linked to autism according to a new study conducted by a team from the Harvard School of Public Health. According to the study results, women who were treated with clomid or similar infertility drugs were twice as likely to have a child on the autism spectrum than those who did not suffer from infertility.
According to a TIME article, “the association between fertility drugs and autism appeared to strengthen with exposure: the longer women reported being treated for infertility, the higher the chances their child had an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).”
I took Clomid with my daughter and she’s on the autism spectrum. I didn’t take Clomid with my son and he’s on the autism spectrum. So in regards to my children, I don’t think Clomid had anything to due with their ultimate autism diagnoses. However, as autism spectrum prevalence rates continue to rise, scientists will continue to search for the answer to the age-old question, “What causes autism?“