For example, only last year senior Tokyo Medical School staff, as well as Juntendo and Kitasato Universities in Japan, admitted manipulating tons of entrance exams so that fewer female candidates would qualify for their courses.
These admissions have spurred endless discussions about how women who choose medical care as a profession continue to face waves of discrimination.
Nevertheless, such problems do not stop women trying to build a medical science career. In addition, women face discrimination as patients, according to some reports. Their doctors sometimes fail to diagnose conditions with which they are troubled, or offer them the wrong diagnosis and consequently the wrong kind of medical care.
In this feature of Spotlight, we will examine some of the conditions underdiagnosed by doctors in women and explore some of the possible reasons behind these medical care deficiencies.