Stroke: Trials for new therapies underrepresent women
Clinical trials to test stroke treatments don’t include enough women, a disparity that could be hampering efforts to develop better care.
Globally, about 14 million people have a stroke each year, and women make up about 48 per cent of cases. But women are under-represented in clinical trials to test new treatments.
Cheryl Carcel at the George Institute for Global Health in Australia and her colleagues analysed 281 stroke studies from around the world – each involving at …