Women-related Health Articles

Learn more about women’s health in Hong Kong. What are your healthcare options and what can you expect? Scroll down to find out more.

10 Most Common Fertility Myths in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, more and more couples start a family later in life, increasing their chances of experiencing fertility issues. According to the Council on Human Reproductive Technology, from 2009 to 2016, the number of couples receiving fertility treatment in Hong Kong doubled, reaching 11,000 couples in 2016. There are a lot of myths about […]

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The Top 5 Benefits of Acupuncture for Women

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 […]

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How to Cope with the Emotional Stress of Fertility Problems

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 and […]

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The Hong Kong Guide to Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are incredibly common in women, with some sources estimating that one in every two women will experience a urinary tract infection in their lifetime. A UTI is an infection that occurs anywhere along the urinary tract, made up of the urethra, bladder, ureters and kidneys (in ascending order). Cystitis (bacterial infection […]

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Your Guide to Post-Pregnancy Birth Control in Hong Kong

Newborn care is not easy but luckily it gets easier after a couple of weeks (or months) once you and your baby get used to this new life. As things settle in, you and your partner can finally have a more intimate relationship again. As you may not be thinking of having another baby yet, we help you review your birth […]

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

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 expert explanations on pre-marital […]

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9 New Year Health Resolutions for a Healthier and Happier 2019

  Everyone wants to live longer, healthier lives. The only way to achieve this is by taking a proactive attitude towards your health. Start off with our top 9 health resolutions for the New Year in 2019! New Year Resolution 1 – Schedule a Teeth Cleaning Did you know that 97.5% of adults between ages […]

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Menstruation | What’s Normal, and What’s Not

While perhaps not the highlight of your month, the menstrual cycle rolls around twelve-ish times a year. Every month the uterus prepares a new lining in preparation for a potential pregnancy. When a woman doesn’t find herself pregnant, the lining sheds, causing bleeding. In collaboration with Dr. Selina Pang 彭敏華醫生, we explain what normal periods […]

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What Every Woman Should Know About Her Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor refers to the muscles, ligaments, and tissues that stretch from the pubic bone to the base of the spine. Pregnancy and childbirth can damage its muscles and connective tissue, causing various kinds of inconvenient and uncomfortable symptoms. It is not only important during pregnancy but throughout a woman’s life as well. We […]

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Experiencing the ‘Baby Blues’ and Postpartum Depression (PPD) in Hong Kong

Life in Hong Kong runs at a frenetic pace. There’s a lot of pressure on people in the city to aim for a promotion, hit the hottest restaurant, and wear the latest labels. The busy-ness of the city can lead people to feel lonely and it’s not always easy to find space and time to […]

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