Sexual Orientation in Autism Spectrum Disorder

@article{George2018SexualOI,
  title={Sexual Orientation in Autism Spectrum Disorder},
  author={R George and Mark Andrew Stokes},
  journal={Autism Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={11}
}
Clinical impressions suggest a different sexual profile between individuals with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Little is presently known about the demographics of sexual orientation in ASD. Sexual Orientation was surveyed using the Sell Scale of Sexual Orientation in an international online sample of individuals with ASD (N = 309, M = 90, F= 219), aged (M = 32.30 years, SD = 11.93) and this was compared to sexual orientation of typically‐developing individuals (N = 310, M = 84, F… 
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