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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.

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Everything You Need To Know About Morning After Pills in Hong Kong

Looking for a morning-after pill? In Hong Kong, there are two types of emergency contraceptive pills that both require a doctor’s prescription: Ulipristal Acetate (UPA EC Pill) and Progestogen EC Pill (LNG EC Pill).   What is a morning after pill? The morning-after pill (also commonly known as Plan B) is a type of emergency… Read More

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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… Read More

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

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

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Chinese Medicine for Women: Helping Through Perimenopause & Menopause

lInterested to know more about Traditional Chinese Medicine? Although, Hong Kong and Chinese women tend to report far lower rates of menopausal symptoms than their Western counterparts, typical symptoms for both peri-menopause and menopause include; irregular periods, hot flashes which may lead to sleep issues, mood changes, vaginal and bladder issues due to hormonal changes,… Read More

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Fertility 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 杜堅能醫生 to define some basic fertility-related terms. Here is your guide to fertility treatments in Hong Kong, including… Read More

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A Complete Guide to Abortion in Hong Kong

Terminating a pregnancy is a very personal and difficult decision. If you are considering abortion, Healthy Matters is here to help guide you along the way. We have all the information you need on getting an abortion in Hong Kong including your options, what to expect, what it costs, and where to go.   Is… Read More

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The Complete Guide to Adult Acne | 9 Most Common Causes & Treatments

Adult acne is essentially the same as teen acne – caused by excess skin oil, blockage of pores, bacteria and skin inflammation. The reasons why different people get acne in adulthood can differ from teen acne but it manifests very similarly. Washing with a gentle face-specific cleanser in the morning and night and using over-the-counter… Read More

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

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

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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… Read More

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