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Syphilis in Japan – How to test for this increasingly common STD

Syphilis in Japan – How to test for this increasingly common STD
Syphilis in Japan is now a real problem. Recently the number of reported syphilis cases has been on the rise, increasing the risk of contracting the disease for people who are sexually active. Coming to the realization that you may have an STD is scary, nerve-wracking, and embarrassing, but don’t let this embarrassment prevent you [...]

How-to Maintain Natural Feminine Hygiene In Japan

Natural feminine hygiene in Japan
Natural feminine hygiene in Japan is a topic we don’t need to shy away from. Have you ever suffered from symptoms of vaginitis, but decided to suffer in silence out of embarrassment or confusion about how to solve the problem? Vaginitis is very common and easily treated, which is why we’re here to help with [...]

Herpes in Japan

herpes in japan
Herpes has become a predominant issue worldwide, and herpes in Japan is no exception. According to a report by the World Health Organization, over 3 billion individuals under 50, or 67% of the global population, are infected with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1). An additional 417 million individuals aged 5-49 are carrying the other strain of [...]

Erectile Dysfunction in Japan

erectile dysfunction in Japan
Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction in Japan (also known as ED) should not be painful, nor embarrassing. It is easy to say but hard to do. However, lose the anxiety. We understand ED is a highly personal topic that hits men below the belt. But it can be managed by you and high level professionals in Japan [...]

Viagra in Japan

viagra in japan
Viagra in Japan is the drug of choice for men with a treatable problem. So if you have been diagnosed with Erectile Dysfunction (ED), and you have been prescribed Viagra (sildenafil citrate), there’s no need to concern yourself about any disruption of your regimen given a move to Japan. The best physician to consult with regarding a prescription for Viagra [...]

Infertility Support Group in Japan

Dr. Taiken Jo, Director at ACURA Acupuncture Clinic in Shibuya
On of our Medical Partners, Taiken Jo, Director and head acupuncturist at Acura Acupuncture Clinic, the leader of acupuncture infertility treatment in Japan, has just recently launched a peer support group called TTC -Trying to Conceive.  Seeing that there has never been an infertility support group in Japan I was interested in finding out just [...]

HIV tests in Japan

HIV & AIDS Testing in Japan
Have you seen a sudden increase of red ribbon posters in the last couple of days for HIV tests in Japan? That is because June 1st through June 7th is National HIV Testing Awareness Week. Back in 2006, The Japanese health ministry started HIV test awareness campaigns in order to draw the public’s attention to [...]

Ovulation and Basal Body Temperature

Ovulation and Basal Body Temperature
I can remember as a young adult being completely baffled by the female phenomenon. Sure I learned sex ed in school but why was all this happening? Why did I have a period? What was causing it? Why did I have more discharge at this time during the month and less during this time? More [...]

Receiving fertility treatment in Japan

Feritlity treatment in Japan
Receiving fertility treatment in Japan can be a daunting experience. Many of my patients tell me stories of discern and discomfort concerning invasive treatment and testing methods. For many foreigners, the frustrations that come from fertility treatment and restricted discussions times with the doctors and hospital staff is compounded by the sometimes insurmountable barrier of language. To [...]