An evaluation of GlobalData’s Scientific Trials Database reveals that over the course of the final ten years or so, Iran has constantly been a pacesetter by way of the variety of Section III medical trials carried out in girls’s well being (Determine 1). The evaluation solely included deliberate, energetic or accomplished trials, excluding people who had been withdrawn, terminated or suspended. Lively trials per yr for Iran ranged from 58 in 2015 to 115 in 2019, with the subsequent highest trials per yr for a rustic being the US in 2016 at 22 trials.
Iran’s dominance on this remedy space is unfold pretty comprehensively throughout many indications, with extra trials than another nation in most indications. Nevertheless, the general information is presumably skewed by an amazing lead in Section III trials for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), with Iran finishing up greater than double the variety of trials as all different nations mixed. PCOS is tough to diagnose, usually under-researched, and might result in infertility or different severe well being circumstances similar to coronary coronary heart illness. Many Iranian trial websites have centered on the impact of assorted dietary supplements on these with PCOS. In different indications similar to pre-eclampsia and endometriosis, whereas not as giant a majority, it’s nonetheless undoubtedly Iran that leads the world of analysis.
Following the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979, there was a sustained push to segregate healthcare by gender. A key a part of that is facilitating the formation of female-only hospitals, with an finish aim of them being staffed completely by feminine healthcare professionals. At current, the dearth of feminine medical doctors has induced points with the event of the programme, however nonetheless, there are a number of female-only hospitals operational in Iran, largely connected to universities and medical colleges.
Certainly one of these hospitals, the Arash Ladies’s Hospital in Tehran, has been the positioning for 38 Section III trials in girls’s well being over the previous ten years, greater than another trial web site on the planet. It’s attainable that this technique of segregating hospitals invitations extra consideration to girls’s well being points than would come up in a typical hospital, and as such usually tend to type the main focus of medical trials.