Ecosystem

Nike and ABOUT YOU Launch a Co-Branded Campaign Addressing the Power of the Menstrual Cycle

The menstrual cycle is still a taboo topic in public discourse. Nike and ABOUT YOU have taken this as an opportunity to address the relevant topic of the menstrual cycle in their jointly developed campaign for the launch of the new Nike SuperRep training shoe in Germany. Goal of the campaign is to motivate women to find out about their menstrual cycle…

A New Report Makes the Case for Investing in Menstrual Health

Last month, Population Services International (PSI), PSI-Europe, The Case for Her, WASH United, and Simavi, in collaboration with the Global Menstrual Collective, launched a groundbreaking report, Making the Case for Investing in Menstrual Health & Hygiene. Despite the far ranging impacts good menstrual health & hygiene (MHH) can have for women, girls, and all people who menstruate, roughly 500 million menstruators face limitations when it comes to managing their…

Women’s Health Wednesday: Why Femtech Innovators Are Flocking to Clubhouse on Wednesdays

Yep. Clubhouse is hard to ignore and has also reached our femtech fam. And there is one event series on the audio-only social network, that has us excited every week: Women’s Health Wednesdays. The series is hosted by a group around angel investor and Forbes journalist Bérénice Magistretti. Other regulars include Janine Kopp (PERLA Health co-founder) and Jan Deruyck (Guud Woman co-founder)…

Glass Ceiling Day: Elvie Partners with Meena Harris and HeyMama to Break Barriers for Women

Elvie, the female-led FemTech innovator of the world’s first silent wearable breast pump, will host “Glass Ceiling Day,” a virtual event to inspire conversation and awareness around the critical issues impacting women across the world today. The event, in collaboration with HeyMama, the social platform for working mothers, will take place on February 23 and feature discussion between distinguished women’s advocates Tania Boler,…

Evofem Launches Its First DTC Advertising Campaign to Accelerate Awareness of Phexxi, Its Non-Hormonal Birth Control Option for Women

Earlier today Evofem announced the launch of “Get Phexxi”, a national direct-to-consumer campaign aimed at broadening awareness of its non-hormonal, use-it-only-when-you-need-it birth control method, Phexxi Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2020, Phexxi is an innovative non-hormonal contraceptive method created for women.  With 21 million women in the U.S. at risk for pregnancy who are NOT using hormonal contraception, the company feels the time is…

New Paper Provides Strategies for Making Health Care Environments More Inclusive for Sexual and Gender Minorities

A paper published today in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved provides detailed guidance for creating culturally responsive health care environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people. Authored by leading educators and clinical experts on LGBTQIA+ health care from The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts…

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Announces the Appointment of Three New Board of Directors Members

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) has recently announced the appointment of three new subspecialty Division Chairs and four new Division Members. They all will begin their terms on July 1, 2021. The Chairs will also serve as ex-officio subspecialty representatives on the Board of Directors.  The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States. Founded in 1927, ABOG…