The Career Development for Women Pediatric Endocrinologists and Work-Life Balance Committee and Support Team for Women Doctors in Education and Training Committee investigated the current situation of women doctors in the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (JSPE). The proportion of women doctors (PWD) was as follows. 1) Members of JSPE: 40.2% in fiscal 2018, versus 33.3% in fiscal 2010; 2) councilors: 21.6% from fiscal 2014 to 2017, versus 6.3% from fiscal 2008 to 2010; 3) board members: 13.6% from fiscal 2014 to 2017, versus 0% from fiscal 2008 to 2010; 4) board-certified endocrinologists (Pediatrics) and certified endocrine educators (Pediatrics): 31.7% and 25.4% in fiscal 2018, versus 22.4% and 15.3% in fiscal 2010, respectively; and 5) average value of first presenters and chairpersons in the Annual Scientific Meeting of JSPE was 41.4% and 22.3% from 2010 to 2019. These PWD figures for JSPE were higher than those of the Japan Pediatric Society and the Japan Endocrine Society, indicating a reducing gender gap in JSPE, although increases in the PWD of decision-making posts remains insufficient.
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