KIE Director Maggie Little recently spoke in a webinar on the ethical considerations for conducting research with pregnant and lactating women. The webinar, titled “It’s Time to Deliver – Including Pregnant and Lactating Women in Clinical Research” was the first of a two-part series on the topic. The webinar provided a history of the inclusion of pregnant and lactating women as clinical research participants and aimed to further educate and inform participants to the issues pregnant and lactating women and their providers face in diagnosis, treating, and administering safe and effective medications and interventions.
Kathryn Schubert, Chief Advocacy Officer at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, moderated the webinar. Little discussed the historical context and ethical considerations on clinical research with pregnant women.
The webinar series is supported by the Treatment Action Group, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and HIV/AIDS Network Coordination Women’s HIV Research Collaborative. The second installment of the two-part series will explore the historic and ongoing efforts to facilitate the inclusion of pregnant women in tuberculosis and HIV research. This webinar will be held March 14, 10-11:30 a.m. ET. You can register for the webinar here.