Menstrual Health

#NoApologiesPeriod: Bayer’s Period Pain Relief Brand Midol Launches a New Campaign Encouraging Period Positivity

According to a survey conducted by Bayer’s period pain relief brand Midol 62% of menstruators under the age of 40 have apologized for their periods or period symptoms. For generations, people assigned female at birth have been trained to apologize for everything — the trivial, the everyday, the uncontrollable and especially mother nature (read: their periods). From missing class, to lack of intimacy…

Psychedelic Biotech Eastra Health Launches with Plans to Address Menopause and PMS

Today saw the launch of Eastra Health, the world’s first female-focused biotech company dedicated to developing psychedelic-derived medicines specifically for women. Eastra Health will offer new solutions for under-addressed health conditions like menstrual pain or menopause through an innovative approach to drug discovery and a deep, holistic understanding of women’s health, biology, and specific needs. “For years, women have been overlooked by…

Undu Wearables Launches Its Sustainable Menstrual Pain Solution in Canada

Toronto-based femtech startup Undu Wearables has recently launched their unique wearable menstrual pain management products across Canada. Period pain impacts 84% of women resulting in 9 days of productivity lost every year. Yet people looking for relief from menstrual pain have felt that this problem hasnot been adequately addressed and are looking for non-invasive options. Undu’s co-founders Robin Linton, Katherine Porter and…

Always Participates in a U.S. Congressional Event and Releases New Global Data to Break Period Stigma

In honor of Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, Procter & Gamble’s leading menstrual care brand Always is launching a campaign to champion young people’s confidence through period education and other efforts aimed at tackling period stigma and improving access to period products. Tomorrow, Always will participate in the Ending Period Poverty for Women and Girls event sponsored by the Women’s Congressional Policy…

Orchyd Launches a New Period Tracker and Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Wallet

Orchyd is launching a new period-tracking app and Bluetooth-enabled connected smart wallet that together that stores a one-day supply of period care products. The company was founded by sisters Courtney and Morgan King. “We set out to build a better menstrual experience by combining an advanced health app, wellness tracker, geo-location technology, and access to an affordable OB/GYN that is open to everyone, anywhere,” said Morgan…

electronRx Receives a Grant from Innovate UK for ‘Ohmm’, its Novel Wearable Period Pain Relief Technology

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, has awarded a Smart Grant to deep tech startup electronRx to support the development of their novel period pain relief technology, Ohmm. The discreet wearable device administers their proprietary neuromuscular electrical stimulation to neutralize the two main causes of menstrual pain, uterine cramps and inflammation, providing drug-free, long-lasting relief.  electronRx CEO and Founder, Dr. Bipin Patel,…

A Global Team of Experts Has Defined Menstrual Health to Advance Policy, Practice, and Research

Billions of people around the world experience a menstrual cycle. Meeting their menstrual needs is essential for achieving health and gender equality. A growing body of activists and actors are rising to the challenge and have brought visibility to this long-marginalized topic. However, large-scale investment and coordination across sectors is needed to ensure menstrual health for everyone, everywhere. To provide a common…