Fertility-related Health Articles

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Your Guide to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Hong Kong | Public and Private Options & Costs

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According to The Council on Human Reproductive Technology in Hong Kong, one in six couples have difficulty conceiving. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most well-known assisted reproductive treatment for infertility related issues.   If you are currently exploring IVF in Hong Kong or just curious about this option, here is all the information you… Read More

The Complete Guide to The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK)

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The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK) is a non-profit organization providing sexual and reproductive health services, education, training and resources, advocacy and communications. It also offers research and studies to the community of Hong Kong. FPAHK plays a major role in providing Hong Kong people with primary sexual and reproductive health care. As… Read More

Your Guide to IVF and Fertility Treatments in Hong Kong

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Interested in IVF or other fertility treatments in Hong Kong? The first thing to know is that only legally married couples – not same sex couples – are able to access these services in Hong Kong. Consent from both partners is required. There is a great divide between the public and private providers when looking… Read More

Wondering If You Are pregnant? Early Signs You Should Look For

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Do you think you might be pregnant? Of course, the best way to tell is a pregnancy test, but both at-home and physician-ordered tests only start to show results four weeks after your last period or two weeks after conception. If you miss a period or experience these pregnancy signs, it’s best to take a… Read More

Your Complete Guide to Egg Freezing in Hong Kong

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Not 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

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

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Whether you’re considering going to a fertility clinic or already seeing a fertility specialist, the fertility jargon can be hard to understand. We spoke to Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist Dr. Alexander Doo 杜堅能醫生 to explain basic fertility-related terms. Here is your expert guide to fertility treatments in Hong Kong, including IVF, IUI, PGD and more.  … Read More

The Top 5 Benefits of Acupuncture for Women

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Interested in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine? At Healthy Matters, we are all about taking advantage of the wide range of options in Hong Kong, from Western to Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for millennia and like Western medicine, is particularly good at certain things. TCM takes a ‘rebalancing’ approach so the… Read More

How to Cope with the Emotional Stress of Fertility Problems

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The inability to become pregnant is often associated to one of the most distressing life crises for women and couples. Struggling with infertility can cause tremendous pain and if you are feeling sad, anxious, depressed or isolated, you are not alone.   We talked to Hong Kong psychotherapist Allison Heiliczer about the emotional weight of infertility… Read More

In Sickness & In Health: Pre-marital Body Checks in Hong Kong

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You’ve got the ring, you’ve set the date, the wedding invitations are in the mail. But have you done a pre-marriage body check? When you’re committing to a life ‘in sickness and in health’, it makes sense to really understand where on the spectrum you and your partner stand! Here are some explanations on pre-marital… Read More