About JHI

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Japan Healthcare Info. (JHI) is a social entrepreneur organization founded in 2010. Our healthcare professional staff are dedicated to providing service in order to enhance well-being of international community in Japan.

JHI is a selected member of the most renowned non-profit Japanese social entrepreneur training organization and awarded Japanese government grant in 2010.

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Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00

(Not open for 24 hours/365 days)
contact@japanhealthinfo.com Currently no phone service is available.

Inquiries sent after 17:00 or on holidays/weekends will be followed up on the next business day. Please check your Spam/Draft Folder if you do not receive a response for longer than 24 hours


Birth Control


Female birth control options

 

The following options are commonly available in Japan:

Oral birth control pills
Spermicides
Female condoms
IUD

The following are not available or difficult to obtain in Japan.

Hormonal Implants
Diaphragms
Vaginal Hormonal Rings
Hormone Patches
Contraceptive Sponges

 

Oral birth control pills

Most OB/GYNs can prescribe oral birth control pills, or “piru(ピル)in Japanese.

This medication is not available over-the-counter. Consultation with an OB/GYN is needed to obtain the pill.

It is not covered by Japanese Health Insurance, and the cost is approximately 3000 yen per month or sheet. Some doctor’s offices run blood tests to check if you are fit for the pill use. This test is not also covered by insurance therefore could cost up to 10,000 yen for a consultation, pill sheet and medical tests.

The kinds of available pills are not as wide range as overseas. Mini-Pill is not commonly available in Japan.

UPDATE: We are now working with an obgyn clinic that provides online consultation and prescribe oral contraceptive pills in English. You do not have to travel to the clinic in person, simply have a consultation online and they will post-mail the pills anywhere in Japan. Feel free to contact us for arrangement.

 

IUD

 

IUDs must be inserted and removed by an OB/GYN doctor. They are expensive, at around 50,000 yen or more including the procedure fee. IUD is not inserted on the first visit to your doctor, needs to have a consultation first then inserted. Often you need to schedule an appointment according to your cycle.

Spermicides and Female Condom

Spermicides and female condoms are available at drugstores and online shops. No prescription required.

JHI can locate nearby OB/GYN clinics and arrange an appointment for you.