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Pregnant women deserve better

Clinical trials routinely exclude expectant mothers. This is unethical and unscientific, and regulators must mandate change, says Françoise Baylis, in the second of three related pieces on gender bias in biomedicine.

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  3. Lyerly, A. D., Little, M. O. & Faden, R. Int. J. Fem. Approaches Bioeth. 1, 5–22 (2008).

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Baylis, F. Pregnant women deserve better. Nature 465, 689–690 (2010).

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