Research Ethics Forum

Clinical Research Involving Pregnant Women

Editors: Baylis, Françoise, Ballantyne, Angela (Eds.)

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  • Argues for a new default position whereby pregnant women are included in clinical research unless researchers argue convincingly for their exclusion
  • Builds a framework for the ethical and practical integration of pregnancy in the biomedical research agenda
  • Provides modern examples of the successful inclusion of pregnant women in research and a critique of the challenges encountered, including research on HIV/AIDS, probiotics, uterine transplant, maternal gene transfer to improve foetal growth, and abortion   
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About this book

This book discusses ‘how’ to respectfully and responsibly include pregnant women in clinical research. In sharp contrast, the existing literature predominantly focuses on the reasons ‘why’ the inclusion of pregnant women in clinical research is necessary – viz., to develop effective treatments for women during pregnancy, to promote fetal safety, to reduce harm to women and fetuses from suboptimal care, and to allow access to the benefits of research participation. This book supports the shift to a new default position, whereby pregnant women are included in clinical research unless researchers argue convincingly for their exclusion. This shift raises many as yet unexplored ethical and policy questions about existing barriers to the equitable inclusion of pregnant women in research.

This book is original in three key ways. First, it presents an unparalleled depth of analysis of the ethics of research with pregnant women, bringing together many of the key authors in this field as well as experts in research ethics and in vulnerability who have not previously applied their work to pregnant women. Second, it includes innovative theoretical work in ethics and disease specific case studies that highlight the current complexity and future challenges of research involving pregnant women. Third, the book brings together authors who argue both for and against including more pregnant women in formal clinical trials.

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“This book offers an interdisciplinary critical reflection on the ethics of clinical research involving pregnant women, providing bioethicists, clinicians, members of research ethics review committees, and experts in health care policies with theoretical and practical analyses.” (Laura Palazzani, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 40, 2019)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Missed Trials, Future Opportunities

    Pages 1-13

    Baylis, Françoise, CM, ONS, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS (et al.)

  • Why Physicians and Women Should Want Pregnant Women Included in Clinical Trials

    Pages 17-31

    Baylis, Françoise, CM, ONS, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS (et al.)

  • Better Safe Than Sorry: Risk, Stigma, and Research During Pregnancy

    Pages 33-50

    Langston, Lucy, MA

  • Presumptive Inclusion and Legitimate Exclusion Criteria

    Pages 51-62

    Kaposy, Chris, PhD

  • Fair Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Research: A Systematic Review of Reported Reasons for Exclusion

    Pages 65-94

    Zande, Indira S. E., MA, MSc (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 128,39 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 166,39 €
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Softcover 166,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Research Involving Pregnant Women
Editors
  • Françoise Baylis
  • Angela Ballantyne
Series Title
Research Ethics Forum
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26512-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26512-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26510-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79965-0
Series ISSN
2212-9529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 301
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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