volume 146, issue Supplement 1, PS93-S98 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0818r
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Katherine E. MacDuffie, Natalia M. Kleinhans, Kaeley Stout, Benjamin S. Wilfond

Abstract: A central tension in pediatric research ethics arises from our desire to protect children from harm while also allowing progress toward discoveries that could improve child health. A prime example of this tension is research on a controversial yet increasingly common practice: the use of cannabis by women to treat nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Studies of cannabis use in pregnancy face a combination of ethical hurdles because of the inclusion of pregnant women and involvement of a schedule I controlled subs…

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