Menstrual Health

B2B Cycle Care Company Aunt Flow Raises a $8.5M Series A to Invest in Growth

Aunt Flow is on a mission to change the world one cycle at a time by making organic period products available for free in every public restroom. The company has now raised an 8.5M Series A led by JL Spark with participation from Harlem Capital, CityRock Ventures and Precursor Ventures and women’s health venture fund Amboy Street Ventures. Since 2016, Aunt Flow…

Oura Is Launching a Study to Understand Physiological Changes during the Menstrual Cycle

Oura, the company behind the famous Oura Ring that recently celebrated the sale of its 1,000,000 ring and is values at $2.5B, is teaming us with Inception Fertility, a North American fertility services provider for a research study that observes the physiological changes that occur throughout the menstrual cycle. Oura’s smar ring combines advanced sensor technology with an easy-to-use mobile app to…

Recommendations for Investing in Menstrual Health in Africa and Asia

Mann Global Health (MGH), in partnership with the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), recently published “Landscaping Supply Side Factors to Menstrual Health Access”, a new report with the aim of informing decision-making for menstrual health market interventions tailored to realities on the ground. The objective was to better understand the menstrual health markets in Africa and Asia, assessing challenges and market constraints…

Vyld Closes a Pre-seed Round to Take Its Seaweed-Made Tampons Into Mass Production

Berlin-based Vyld has raised its first round of pre-seed funding from The Case for Her, Purpose Ventures, as well as several business angels to take its seaweed based tampons into mass production by the end of the year. The company was founded by Ines Schiller, a certified marine guide, social entrepreneur, screenwriter/film producer, philosopher and neuroscientist. The company’s mission? To revolutionize the…

Kimberly-Clark Acquires a Majority Stake in Thinx

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCC) has acquired of a majority stake in Thinx, leading company in the reusable period and incontinence underwear category. The company made an initial minority investment in Thinx in 2019. Thinx is a family of four brands dedicated to creating products that support bodies from puberty to post-menopause. Together, Thinx, Thinx (BTWN), Speax by Thinx, and Thinx for All. The…

Breathe ilo, Known for Its Breath-based Fertility Tracker, Expands Into Menstrual Health

Austrian Breathe ilo has been on our radar since 2019, when the company first took its breath-based fertility tracker to market in Europe. After two years the company is now expanding its product and offering to become a platform for holistic cycle health. Going forward the company plans to support women throughout their entire cycle, with a new standalone app that offers…

Language Matters: Why Madami & PERIOD. Have Created a New Glossary for the Global Menstrual Movement

Last week menstrual health advocacy & innovation organization Madami by MH Hub and PERIOD., a U.S.-based non-profit dedicated to advancing the menstrual movement have released a new Glossary for the Global Menstrual Movement. This new holistic document was developed in consultation with experts and advocates from across the menstrual health ecosystem and is a helpful tool for all of us in the…

Natural Cycles Releases the Results of a New Study on the Relationship Between COVID-19 Vaccines and the Menstrual Cycle

Reproductive Health company Natural Cycles, known for its contraceptive mobile app, has teamed up with renowned institutions and clinicians in the field of women’s health to ​​research the relationship between COVID-19 vaccines and the menstrual cycle. The findings have now been published in Obstetrics & Gynecology and analyzed the cycles of nearly 4,000 US-based Natural Cycles users to determine if COVID-19 vaccines changed…