Establishment of resting rooms for women (Building No. 1, Building No. 3, and Building No. 5 of the Faculty of Medicine)
An on-campus survey of female researchers and doctors conducted in the summer of 2009 revealed that there were no lactation rooms in either of the fundamental research, clinical research or healthcare buildings, nor were there any provisions for pregnant or sick women to rest while on campus. The Committee for Gender Equality, in cooperation with the Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, various sub-committees and administrative personnel, set out to resolve this issue by commencing preparations to establish dedicated spaces for use by women.
Resting rooms for women will be opened in Building No. 1, No. 3, and No. 5 of the Faculty of Medicine in April 2010. These facilities can be used by female members of the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine (fundamental research and healthcare) in the hilltop area for the purposes outlined below.
- To rest for a short period of time when feeling unwell
For example, you may use the rooms to rest if you are pregnant, have just given birth, or are suffering from menstrual discomfort, period pain or other symptoms associated with illnesses peculiar to women. Please do not use these rooms s if you are suffering from fever or show potential symptoms of a communicable illness.
- To express and store breast milk
We hope that these facilities will serve to help women studying or working at the Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine maintain good health, and also enable mothers to engage in research, work and study to their full potential.
- Utilization process flow
- Applying for user registration
- Overview of facilities
- Directions to resting rooms (registered users only; ID required)
Establishment of childcare support rooms (resting rooms for women) within the University of Tokyo Hospital
Childcare support rooms (resting rooms for women) have been established at two locations within the University of Tokyo Hospital for female faculty members and staff of the hospital, and applications for user registration are currently being accepted. Please refer to the hospital internet site for details regarding utilization purposes, location, facilities, method of use, etc.
Personal Labor Team,
The University of Tokyo Hospital
E-mail address: jinjisoumuall＠adm.h.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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