Users sending sharing links of draft documents to users without permission to view

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In SharePoint Online, I have a library of controlled documents with major/minor versioning and content approval enabled. Only people with Contribute access can see draft documents. I also have an out of the box "Collect Feedback" flow that allows users to send sharing links to documents in order to collaborate. 


Lately I've noticed that my users with Contribute access are sending sharing links of documents in the Draft stage to people without editing rights, so I'm getting a ton of requests for access to individual documents. I understand that they'd like to collaborate on documents before they're approved and published, but it's important that the majority of users NOT be able to see draft or pending documents in this business-facing library. Can anyone suggest a better system that accommodates all needs? Only OTOB, please! 

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@joannalynne I have the exact same problem. Did you ever find a good solution?