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The Gates Foundation Commits $2.1 Billion to Advance Gender Equality Globally Over the Next Five Years

As part of the Generation Equality Forum convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a commitment of $2.1 billion over the next five years to advance women’s economic empowerment, strengthen women and girls’ health and family planning, and accelerate women’s leadership. The forum takes place in Paris from June 30 to July 2, 2021, bringing together governments, the…

Women of Color in Pharma Launch “We Are Pharma!”, an Initiative to address COVID-19 Vaccination Concerns in Minority Communities

In response to the increasing mistrust of the COVID vaccine in communities of color, Women of Color in Pharma (WOCIP) has created an initiative that focuses on community education and increasing COVID-19 vaccine confidence. Additionally, it focuses on bridging the gap between the pharma industry and the communities it serves. A three-pronged framework is being utilized to create an accelerated and sustainable information exchange and…

Stork Club Raises a $30M Series A to Expand its Family-related Services and Fill Gaps in Modern Maternity Care

Stork Club, the company on a mission to modernize healthcare and give people the freedom to build a family on their own terms, has announced its $30M Series A led by General Catalyst, with Hemant Taneja joining the board. Existing investors Bowery Capital, Slow Ventures and angels Jack Altman, founder of Lattice; Zach Sims, founder of Codecademy; Oleg Rogynskyy, founder of People.ai;…

Women’s Health Company WOOM Partners with Global Insurer MAPFRE to Improve Women’s Well-being and Reproductive Health in Latin America

Global insurance company MAPFRE and femtech startup WOOM HEALTH have joined forces to improve women’s well-being and reproductive health. WOOM Health uses AI and machine learning techniques backed by medical professionals. The alliance seeks to foster, on behalf of women, a greater and better knowledge and understanding of the functioning and needs of their bodies in the different phases of their reproductive life. WOOM…

Elidah’s ELITONE, an At-Home Incontinence Treatment, Is Now Covered by Medicare

Elidah, with the first non-intrusive device to treat incontinence at home, announced that its ELITONE device is now covered by Medicare. Women dealing with bladder leaks can treat their leaks rather than simply covering them up with pads or diapers. Urinary incontinence symptoms often start after childbirth, but the symptoms usually progress and become more bothersome as women age. Medicare is the…

Gynesonics’ Sonata System Is Now Covered by Cigna for the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

Gynesonics, a women’s healthcare company focused on the development of minimally invasive solutions for symptomatic uterine fibroids, announced today that Cigna has released a national coverage policy for treatment of uterine fibroids with the Sonata System.  The Sonata System uses radiofrequency energy to ablate fibroids under real time sonography guidance from within the uterine cavity, utilizing the first and only intrauterine ultrasound…

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…

Bluestream Health and The Azadi Project Team up to Provide Women Refugees in Greece with Virtual Care Services

Bluestream Health, a telehealth platform designed to power healthcare providers and patients, no matter their location, language, or age, today announced that it has partnered with The Azadi Project to provide virtual care services to refugee women and girls fleeing from countries like Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria for safety in Greece. Azadi is working with refugee women living in some of the harshest conditions with little or no access to basic…