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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 […]

Birth control pills in Japan and other contraceptives – A basic guide

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Why can’t I find many choices for oral contraceptives in Japan? Unlike many Western nations and some Asian countries as well where the use of birth control pills is a common choice for women, birth control pills in Japan still have a long way to go until they near the same level, partially because of […]

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

maternal handbook in japan

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 health record that allows parents and healthcare providers to track the condition of a […]