Increasing the Participation of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

JAMA
November 27, 2018, Vol 320, No. 20, Pages 2053-2160
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx

Viewpoint
Increasing the Participation of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials
Katrina Heyrana, MD, PhD; Heather M. Byers, MD; Pamela Stratton, MD
JAMA. 2018;320(20):2077-2078. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17716
This Viewpoint discusses widespread perceptions of vulnerability and risk that discourage enrollment of pregnant women in clinical trials, and calls for actionable guidelines to overcome those perceptions and eliminate barriers to their participation.