Menstrual Health

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…

Sequel Launches with $5M in Seed Funding to Take Its Patented, Leakage-Preventing Tampon to Market

Sequel, a U.S.-based startup, has raised $5M in seed funding to take its patented, leakage-preventing tampon to market, launched today and announced that it has raised $5M in seed funding. MaC VC, Pear Accelerator, Long Journey Ventures, Ulu Ventures, Graph Ventures and other strategic angels, including Cyan Banister and Nurx CEO Varsha Rao, contributed to this round. Founded by two elite athletes…

Clue Adds €16M in Funding to Support the Roll-out of Clue Birth Control, Its FDA-Cleared Digital Contraceptive

Femtech company Clue, known for its pioneering period tracking app that initially launched in 2013, has raised an additional €16M in funding led by Balderton Capital and Future Positive Capital. The new funds will support commercialization of the company’s recently FDA-approved app-based digital contraceptive, team growth as well as new product development. Previous investors NGP Capital, Union Square Ventures, Atlantic Labs, Adjacent,…

Canadian DTC Startup Marlow Launches After Raising $500K for the Development of New Lubricated Tampons

Marlow, a new company founded by four Canadian women, has developed a new lubricant designed for tampons to empower menstruators with the products they deserve. Launched today Marlow lubricant and tampons are now available for purchase on the company’s website. Products are delivered straight to customers’ door through a subscription model. According to a survey conducted by the company 86% of menstruators have…

Period Care Company The Flex Co. Launches a New Reusable Flex Disc Product

Period Care company The Flex Co. has launched a new patented Reusable Disc after more than two years of development. During its 5 year tenure, the company has learned key insights from customers and developed patented-designed products to make alternative solutions to pads and tampons a reality for consumers who would have otherwise been hesitant to use menstrual cups or discs. The…

Amazon AWS Financially Supports Tidepool’s Period Project to Explore the Connection between Diabetes and Women’s Health

Tidepool, a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing software at no charge to the diabetes community, has received financial support from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in support of the Tidepool Period Project, a new initiative that strives to address the unmet needs of people with diabetes who menstruate. This funding will support prototype concepts and user interface designs for both the clinician and…

Planera Founder Dr. Olivia Ahn Talks Period Products and Sustainability at TEDxCambridgeUniversity

Dr. Olivia Ahn is the co-founder of Planera, the femcare start-up behind the market’s first flushable sanitary pads. Having founded Planera in her final year of medical school, Olivia went full-time into business after completing her medical foundation training in 2019. In this TedX talk she discusses the current approach to sustainability that often forces consumers to compromise on product performance, cost…

UNICEF Partners with the Australian Government to Scale Oky, A Digital Period Tracker for Girls in the Indo-Pacific Region

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific and the Australian Government have partnered to scale up Oky, the first digital period tracker designed for and with girls, across the Indo-Pacific region. This digital menstrual health and hygiene application provides important sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information to adolescent girls to help them better manage their health and wellbeing. “COVID-19 has disrupted access to education…