Morning After Pill in Japan

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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 Pill” (モーニングアフターピル). These pills must be paid by one’s own expense and are not covered by insurance. The morning after pill in […]

PiNKFest – Please support this event for a great cause!

If you haven’t already signed up, please consider supporting this event for a worthy cause.  An evening of  fun organized by Run for the Cure Foundation with their mission to rid the world of breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.   Come join us for a charity event full of international food, games and live […]

Infertility Support Group in Japan

Dr. Taiken Jo, Director at ACURA Acupuncture Clinic in Shibuya

One 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 […]

Hormone Imbalance in Women

hormone imbalance in women

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, hormones. If we have a bad hair day…OK, so maybe […]

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 […]

Fertility Therapy in Japan

Fertility therapy in Japan

Living in Japan as a foreigner and trying to take on the daunting task of having fertility therapy in Japan can be incredibly stressful. The treatment itself is taxing on the body and can be mentally trying even if it’s in your own language. Even more so if it’s in a foreign language. Saying this, keeping […]

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 […]