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Anusandhan Trust's Ninth Krishna Raj Memorial Lecture On Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Sc

The lecture On Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Sciences is to be held on Sept 27, 2018 from 2.00 Pm to 4.00 Pm at K.E.M hospital, Mumbai. This lecture attempts to capture the nuances of the early narrative of these institutions and the people and the circumstances that made possible the establishment of the eminent educational institutions Read more

Why Sex and Gender Matter in Migraine

Men and women experience the attacks differently due to both physiology and sociology Read more

Treat Sexual Harassment in Medicine on a Systemic Level

A pair of Perspective articles in the New England Journal of Medicine argued that sexual harassment in medicine can only be curbed by focusing on prevention, and a change in culture from both institutions and medical leadership. Read more

6 women awarded for research on gender bias in medical training

For the first time last year, women accounted for more than half of students entering medical school. Yet the number of practicing female physicians over the past decade has remained below 35 percent. With an increase in the number of women in medicine, the disparities associated with training, promotion and retention remain. Is there gender bias i... Read more

National Academies Report Emphasizes Need for Culture Change

Engineering ranks high in sexual harassment, and in continual and cumulative incivilities against women. A new report aims to change these power structures, suggesting that higher-education institutions’ funding be tied to disclosures and punishment of harassers Read more

Anger — but not surprise — after Japanese university admits to changing test scores to keep women ou

Tokyo medical school could face legal action following exam-tampering scandal Read more

Gender quotas and targets would speed up progress on gender equity in academia

Recently, the University of Adelaide used a special exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act to advertise eight academic positions in the faculty of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences for women only. This raises questions about why a university might take this approach. Read more

Has the Medical Term ‘Vagina’ Been Replaced with the Phrase ‘Front Hole?’

The term "front hole" was used in a safe sex guide designed to serve transgender people, but it has not replaced the word "vagina." Read more

A Tokyo Medical School Rigged Exam Results to Favor Men. But Japan's Sexism Problem Runs Even Deeper

“I beat my wife again, because she gave birth to a girl.” These are the words my grandfather wrote in his diary on the day my mother was born in 1958. He was angry because he now had two daughters but still no son to continue the bloodline. This attitude was not unusual among Japanese men of his generation. Read more

Japan cracks down on gender discrimination in universities

Japan recently launched an unprecedented probe into gender discrimination at all the nation’s medical universities after a Tokyo medical school admitted altering the entrance test results of female applicants to exclude them. Read more



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