Parent's don't want their kids experimented on? What, you serious? OK, so, all
joking aside, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital produced a report on such a
thing. It's not really so much experimentation as it is medical research. The
other side of this coin is that, through such research, advances in
medicine are discovered.
However, an overwhelming amount of the parents polled said that they don't want guinea pigs as children - if that were the case, they could have just gone to the pet store.Excerpt:
Many parents are often unwilling to allow their children to take part
in medical research, fearing that they may be harmed or used as "guinea
pigs," according to a report released today by the University of
Michigan C.S. Mott
Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.
In fact, the report finds that only 30 percent of parents are willing
to allow their children to participate in research involving a new
medication. In contrast, 77 percent of parents want only FDA-approved
medicines for their children. This finding reveals a large gap between
the proportion of parents who want safe medicines for their children,
and those who are willing to have their children take part in research
that could ultimately produce information about medicine safety.
Read the entire report here