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How Pregnant Women Are Sidelined By Science

July 26, 2017

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Pregnant women get bossed around by doctors‚ relatives and strangers dispensing advice on what’s best for their baby.

But a new study says the coercion of mothers-to-be — in particular their exclusion from clinical studies — is unfair and potentially harmful.

Doctors Carleigh Krubiner and Ruth Faden‚ from Johns Hopkins University in the US‚ said there was a desperate need to “protect women through research‚ not just from research”.

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