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Learn more about preventive health for women. Your healthcare options in Hong Kong and what to expect.
  • Where and How to Get the Morning After Pill in Hong Kong

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    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 ...

  • 9 New Year Health Resolutions for a Healthier and Happier 2019

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    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 – ...

  • A Complete Guide to The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong

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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 ...

  • Chinese Medicine for Women: Helping Through Perimenopause & Menopause

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    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 ...

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

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    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 ...

  • What Every Woman Should Know About Her Pelvic Floor | From Pregnancy to Menopause

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    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. ...

  • Schoolgirls To Receive Free HPV Vaccine in Hong Kong’s Fight Against Cervical Cancer

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    The Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the world and cervical cancer is by far the most common HPV-related disease. High-risk strains of HPV are the predominant cause of 70% of cervical cancer cases which ...

  • From Birth Control to Cancer Protection | IUDs in Hong Kong

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    What if women could use a birth control device that would also protect them from cancer? That would be “hugely impactful” says obstetrician gynecologist Dr. Patrick Chan 陳世樂醫生. According to a recent study published in the American journal Obstetrics and ...

  • Big News! After Shortage, The HPV Gardasil 9 Vaccine is Back in Hong Kong

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    After a period of shortage, the HPV Gardasil 9 vaccine is now available in Hong Kong. This shortage was following Merck’s announcement of a temporary shut down in the production due to a cyber attack. For Hong Kong, this manufacturing ...

  • Breast Cancer Symptoms and Screening Options in Hong Kong

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    Every October we are very proud to be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer in Hong Kong is the number one cancer affecting women and the number three most frequent cancer affecting both men and women, alongside colon (one), ...

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