gynecology experience


Hello everyone! I've been back in Japan for more than a month now. I wanna talk about the time when I went to see a gynaecologist in Japan. I've been wanting to have a check up for a long time, since I became interested in sex education. However, it was kind of troublesome and difficult to visit a hospital in Canada or in the US. Because of these reasons, I made an appointment immediately when I came back to Japan.


こんにちは!帰国してから1ヶ月以上がたったよ。今回は、日本に帰ってきて産婦人科に行った話をするね。性教育に興味を持ち始めてから、ずっと産婦人科に行きたいなと思っていたんだけど、海外に住んでいると保険や手続きなどがあって面倒でだらだらと流してしまっていたの。だから日本に帰ってきたら、一番に!と思って産婦人科を予約したの。


There were three reasons I wanted to visit a gynaecologist. First, my vagina was itchy. My vagina started getting itchy right before leaving Canada to come back to Japan. It was right after my period, so I thought my skin just got stuffy and rough. However, it continued for about a week and sometimes the skin around my vagina's temperature was higher than usual.


産婦人科に行きたかった理由は3つあって、まず1つ目は、性器にかゆみがあったこと。カナダを去る寸前ぐらいからかゆいな〜と思っていたんだけど、生理になったばかりだったから蒸れちゃったのかな?とか思っていたんだけど、それが1週間くらい続いて、たまに性器が普段より熱を持っているように感じたの。


Secondly, I wanted to start taking birth control. In Japan, taking birth control is not as popular as it is in North America. I only have a few friends taking it in Japan and many people don't even know what it is, or what exactly it does to your body. I was one of these people before I moved to the US. I had never thought about taking it because I thought it was unnecessary for me. One of the reasons why many people, including myself and also many Japanese girls, do not know about birth control and its effects is because we didn't learn about it in school. Zero information. After I learned that it's important to be responsible with my own body, among other reasons, I decided to try birth control.


2つ目は、ピルを飲み始めよう!と思って。日本では、北米よりもピルは全く浸透していないイメージ。あたしの周りも本当にごくわずかの人だけで、実際にピルがどういうものなのかだったり、どんな風に体に影響するのかなど、知らない人が多そう。あたしもアメリカに行くまではその一人で、ピルのことすら考えたこと