Outside ASN: Female Nephrologists to Float New Nephrology Charter in India

Indian Society of Nephrology
By ASN Staff

Female nephrologists are working to create a separate women’s charter within the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN). They hope to serve the underrepresented number of female nephrologists throughout India.

"’There are nearly 1500 nephrologists in the society, among them 400 are women, nephrology is [a] very tough stream for women to practice in and they need to update themselves constantly, and as women we have separate challenges, a separate charter for us within [Indian Society of Nephrology] will be [a] good idea, we have already informed this to our society' said Dr. G Swarnalatha, senior nephrologist with Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS). 'We are hoping that this will roll out soon and we can start our activities,' she added.

The gender gap persists at the post-graduation and doctoral levels – the percentage of female doctors is estimated to be around one-third of male doctors. It is observed that positions of leadership in academics and administration are still mostly occupied by men in health sector.

The experts say though women were earlier largely restricted to fields like obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics, now the trend is changing.”

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Female nephrologists are working to create a separate women’s charter within the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN). They hope to serve the underrepresented number of female nephrologists throughout India.

"’There are nearly 1500 nephrologists in the society, among them 400 are women, nephrology is [a] very tough stream for women to practice in and they need to update themselves constantly, and as women we have separate challenges, a separate charter for us within [Indian Society of Nephrology] will be [a] good idea, we have already informed this to our society' said Dr. G Swarnalatha, senior nephrologist with Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS). 'We are hoping that this will roll out soon and we can start our activities,' she added.

The gender gap persists at the post-graduation and doctoral levels – the percentage of female doctors is estimated to be around one-third of male doctors. It is observed that positions of leadership in academics and administration are still mostly occupied by men in health sector.

The experts say though women were earlier largely restricted to fields like obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics, now the trend is changing.”

Read the full story.