Does pitocin cause autism?

There are always rumors that there is a link between some drug and autism. Pitocin (oxytocin) is one of the new breed of possibilities. This drug has been used by doctors to induce labor in women for many years. It is believed that when the mother is given the drug the baby has a greater risk of contracting autism. The main study that shows this though does not reach any solid conclusions. It says that there needs to be further study before this can be said with any definitiveness. So, researchers need to make sure that this drug is not a danger to mothers in this way.

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