Guide to Sanitary Napkins and Tampons in Japan

Guide to Sanitary Napkins and Tampons in Japan

By Su Kakizaki customer service Ladies, when traveling to another country like Japan, there are some things you just assume will be available like back home. Sanitary napkins and tampons are two of those things. Sure, you’ll likely take whatever is left of your...
Vaginal Dryness – Causes & Treatment

Vaginal Dryness – Causes & Treatment

By Maureen Lim   Let’s be honest. Discussing your vaginal dryness is not an easy topic with your doctor or even your girlfriends.  Most of us want any vaginal symptoms quickly and quietly solved whilst hoping that it will somehow go away. While some symptoms may seem...
Abortion in Japan – What you need to know

Abortion in Japan – What you need to know

By Su Kakizaki Abortion is certainly a sensitive topic and sometimes a difficult one to discuss with friends and family.  At the request of members seeking more information on this subject, we have put together the following article on abortion in Japan. Abortion in...
Morning After Pill in Japan

Morning After Pill in Japan

By Su Kakizaki Emergency Contraceptives – morning after pills to prevent pregnancy following unprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure, are available at certain OB/GYN clinics/hospitals or ladies’ clinics in Japan and are commonly called “Morning After...
Infertility Support Group in Japan

Infertility Support Group in Japan

By Joris Besnier 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...
Hormone Imbalance in Women

Hormone Imbalance in Women

By Heather Maya Suzuki Sometimes it seems that hormone imbalance in women can be blamed for any and all emotional unbalances women may have. If we have a bad day there is always someone who accuses us of having PMS. If we have acne, hormones. If we are tired,...
Ovulation and Basal Body Temperature

Ovulation and Basal Body Temperature

By Heather Maya Suzuki 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...
Receiving fertility treatment in Japan

Receiving fertility treatment in Japan

By Heather Maya Suzuki   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...
Morning yoga for busy mothers in Japan

Morning yoga for busy mothers in Japan

By Heather Maya Suzuki I have two kids and between them and acupuncture I usually am on a nonstop roller coaster ride from sun up to sun down. When I was single and my time was all mine the sun would slowly draw me from my bed and I would often take 2 or so hours to...
Japan’s Maternal & Child Health Handbook – Boshi Kenkou Techou

Japan’s Maternal & Child Health Handbook – Boshi Kenkou Techou

By David Israelsson The other day I visited the ward office in Shinagawa to learn more about the Japan’s Maternal & Child Health Handbook – Boshi Kenkou Techou, which is an excellent example of Japan’s high level of healthcare. The handbook is a personal...