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Fertility-related Health Articles

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Your IVF Guide in Hong Kong | Public Versus Private Options and 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) services in Hong Kong or just… Read More

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How to Cope with the Emotional Stress of Fertility Issues

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

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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 some explanations on pre-marital… Read More

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

Do you have a suspicion 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 symptoms, it’s best to take… Read More

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The Top 5 Women’s Health Issues Chinese Medicine Can Help With

At Healthy Matters, we are all about staying healthy and taking advantage of the wide range of medical services in Hong Kong, from Western to Chinese medicines. 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 prescription for… Read More

Your Guide to Fertility Treatments in Hong Kong

The first thing to know about assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in Hong Kong is that only legally married couples – not same sex couples – are able to access these services. Consent from both partners is required. The great divide between the public and private providers when looking at accessing fertility services is costs, waiting… 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 杜堅能醫生 to define some basic fertility-related terms.     Fertility diagnostics Natural cycle monitoring Cycle monitoring is often… 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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Having Twins (or more!) in Hong Kong

Finally, a positive pregnancy test.. soon after, your doctor confirms it with a blood test. But during your first ultrasound, there are two heartbeats (no, it is not yours and the baby’s)! Finding out you are pregnant is amazing news. Finding out you carry twins is just that, and brings many questions too.   Fertility treatments Let’s be… Read More

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