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The Ultimate Guide to Maternity Leave in Hong Kong

Pregnant women in Hong Kong are entitled to a continuous period of 10 weeks’ maternity leave. This is 4 weeks less than the 14 weeks recommended by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Here is your Healthy Matters guide to everything you should know about maternal leave in Hong Kong, from eligibility to mat leave pay… Read More

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Pregnant, Working Moms in Hong Kong: Do You Know Your Maternity Rights?

If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant in Hong Kong, you should know about your pregnancy rights. We’ve delved into the nitty gritty law jargon to make your maternity rights clear and concise and had the content verified by a lawyer. From maternity leave to discrimination, we at Healthy Matters cover it all!… Read More

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Why Love and Social Connectedness Make You Healthier

It’s February and love is in the air. Between Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, love is all around us. Love goes beyond the romantic, spine-tingling early days of a new relationship and can be found in the supportive relationships of friends, family and romantic partners. We know it feels good, but what are some… Read More

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Recognizing Developmental Delays in Babies and When to Seek Help

Since the first day of conception, human beings’ brains develop rapidly. In the first 1000 days of life, the infant’s brain forms approximately 700 new synaptic connections each second or upon each interaction with others. These synaptic connections develop and associate with senses such as vision, hearing and later establish more complex circuitry which supports… Read More

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Infertility Treatments in Hong Kong | The Basics of IVF, IUI and PGD

Perhaps you’re considering going to a fertility clinic or maybe you’re already seeing a fertility specialist. Regardless, the fertility jargon can be hard to wrap your head around. We spoke to Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist Dr. Alexander Doo to define some basic fertility-related terms.     Fertility diagnostics Natural cycle monitoring Cycle monitoring is often… Read More

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Here is Everything You Need to Know About Paternity Leave in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, fathers are currently entitled to a 3-day paternity leave. According to Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s 2017 policy address to the Legislative Council, the statutory paternity leave will be increased to 5 days – but this social initiative has not yet been adopted. Here is your Healthy Matters guide to everything you should… Read More

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Your Guide to Egg Freezing in Hong Kong | What Women Need to Know About Preserving Their Fertility

No quite ready to have children yet but worried about your future fertility? Whether you are focused on your career or haven’t found the right partner, egg freezing – oocyte cryopreservation – preserves a woman’s eggs so she can try to conceive at a later date. Healthy Matters brings you a complete guide to egg… Read More

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Why Do Hong Kong Women Stop Breastfeeding Early?

Mothers in Hong Kong are breastfeeding more than ever. In 2016, nearly 87% of mothers initiated breastfeeding, up from 19% in 1981. Despite these successes, we still see a big drop in the number of women exclusively breastfeeding up to the recommended 6-month mark by the World Health Organization. We at Healthy Matters reviewed the… Read More

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