Autism and Vaccines
Do vaccines, such as the MMR vaccine, cause autism? Find out why there is no proof that links vaccines as the cause of autism.
Concerns that vaccines may cause autism have been worrying parents since some research first introduced the theory in the late 1990s -- even amid mounting evidence that continues to prove otherwise. In light of more new studies disputing the autism-vaccines link, here are some relieving answers to your most pressing questions.
Vaccines. Autism. Controversy. As a new parent (or parent-to-be), it's hard not to hear the great debate in parenting circles these days--do vaccines cause autism? If not, what causes autism? Why is it on the rise? This special excerpt from Baby 411 answers these questions and more, with advice from Dr. Ari Brown, pediatrician, parent and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.
A post on Facebook about taking daughter Max for her vaccines divided the new dad's Facebook followers in a matter of moments.