Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech and women’s health innovation”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page.

“Modern families include working women, older couples and LGBTQ+ couples looking to have children. It’s no longer a heterosexual couple having children in their 20s, yet the traditional healthcare model does not support these types of families. It’s time our healthcare model caught up to the times and provides services to all types of people”. Jeni Mayorskaya, Stork Club Founder & CEO (Image: Stork Club)

Highlights

Stork Club raises a $30M Series A to expand its family-related services and fill gaps in modern maternity care.

Telehealth provider SimpeHealth now offers meditation to help women with reproductive health concerns.

Launched: Brilliantly Warm, an app-controlled warming wearable for women who have had breast implant reconstruction after mastectomy.

MFB Fertility announces a second patent for its Proov lateral flow assay test.

Women’s health company WOOM partners with Global Insurer Mapfre to improve women’s wellbeing and reproductive health in Latin America.

Launched: Guided by Glow, a new app aimed at guiding women to empowered sexuality.

Fertility Clinic Boston IVF adopts TMRW Life Sciences’ technology for the safe management of eggs and embryos.

Male fertility startup Legacy launches a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Military Family Building Coalition.

Hair wellness company Nutrafol launches a new postpartum hair nutraceutical.

Women’s health focused psychedelics startup Eastra Health appoints veteran pharmacologist and neuroscientist Emeline Maillet Ph.D. as Chief Scientific Officer.

AI breast cancer screening project wins government funding for NHS trial.

Women Who Tech’s newest startup grant program targets women-led femtech and healthtech startups.

In the Know

How femtech is putting women’s healthcare front and center (ZDNet)

Menstrual Cups in Museums? It’s Time. (NY Times)

‘People want to capitalize on ageing’: a conversation about menopause (The Guardian)

Coil fitting agony: ‘My screams were so loud’ (BBC)

Caria: Filling the Gap in App-Based Treatment for Menopause (Forbes)

How shame around women’s health led me to create a Diversity & Inclusion Policy for all (Campaign)

An Inside Look at Enterprise Digital Innovation: Highlights from the Rock Health Spring 2021 Member Retreat (Rock Health)

A new age of genetic screening is coming – and we don’t have any rules for it (Washington Post)

Next Generation of Sextech Entrepreneurs Is Here Disrupting the $37M Sexual Wellness Market (Forbes)

Equal Access Denied: Looking at Gender Discrimination in Advertising Policies (The Case for Her)

Amid Biotech Boom, Still Quiet on Women’s Health Front (Boston Globe)

Who’s Hiring? 

The Pill Club is looking for a Director, Partnerships.

Tia is hiring a Backend Engineer.

Rory is looking for a Freelance Health Writer.

Origin is hiring a Growth Marketing Associate.

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