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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Monday, June 27, 2022

Unequal Representation: Women in Clinical Research

Allison Whelan (University of Pennsylvania), Unequal Representation: Women in Clinical Research, Cornell L. Rev. Online (2021):

This Article engages with legal and social history to analyze the present-day consequences of two distinct, yet related historical wrongs: the exclusion of pregnant women and women of child-bearing potential from medical research and the unknowing or unwilling medical experimentation on women of color. It provides a critical contribution to the ongoing discourse about clinical trial representation, arguing in favor of policy considerations rooted in law and society to address the harms caused by this deeply rooted and problematic history.

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