HealthyWomen Congressional Briefing: Women in Clinical Trials

HealthyWomen Congressional Briefing: Women in Clinical Trials

The challenge of research during the reproductive years


HealthyWomen recently hosted a congressional briefing exploring the importance and current challenges of including women of reproductive age in clinical trials. View the recording below to gain a greater understanding of the requirements women must meet to participate in a clinical trial and how those guidelines have become more complicated with new state reproductive health laws in place, especially as participation recruitment relates to meeting diversity and inclusion goals. Panelists highlighted the importance of increasing clinical trials that focus on maternal health, specifically the study of pregnant and lactating women.

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Marsha B. Henderson

Moderator: Marsha Henderson, Former Associate Commissioner for Women’s Health, FDA

\u200bLois J. Frankel

Lois J. Frankel

U.S. Representative, D-F.L.

Ramita Tandon

Ramita Tandon, Chief Clinical Trials Officer, Walgreens Health

Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.

Diana W. Bianchi, M.D., Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Rebecca Abbott

Rebecca Abbott, Director of Government Relations, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Kay Matthews

Kay Matthews, LCHW, Founder, Shades of Blue Project