Menstrual Health

Period Product Company Aisle Is Awarded Trico Charitable Foundation’s $100K Social EnterPrize

Period product company Aisle has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the $100,000 Social EnterPrize, a biennial award that was created by the Trico Charitable Foundation in 2011 to celebrate excellence in social entrepreneurship in Canada. Redefining the period aisle for the 21st century is the mission of this innovative social venture. Co-Founders Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens are creating period products for every body while at the…

Guud Launches with €350K in Pre-seed Funding to Grow Its Platform for Menstrual Health

50-65% of women in the EU take supplements every day with some spending up to €2500 each year. Yet many of them are unhappy with the products available to them, unsure what is in them and what effect they actually have on their health. A new generation of women’s health companies is now recognizing this large gap in the market and setting…

MysteryVibe’s Research Suggests Medically-Designed Vibrators Can Be Highly Effective For Period Pain

Pain is the biggest topic when it comes to women’s sexual health issues, yet few treatment options exist for universal experiences like genital pain and menstrual pain. A recent MysteryVibe study found that their device Crescendo, which is engineered to address genito-pelvic pain disorder, can also be instrumental at reducing period pain. Gender bias in healthcare services is a prevalent issue with most providers dismissing…

The Case for Her’s Louise Klintner: “Menstrual product stigma has a significant bearing on market logics.”

Louise Klintner, who some of you may know from her work with Impact Fund The Case for Her, has recently published a study titled “Normalizing the Natural: A study of menstrual product destigmatization” and we’re excited to share a summary of her finding with you in a guest post today. Read on and learn more about how product stigma can have a…

Jennis Raises a £1M Pre-seed Round for Its Wellness App, that Helps Women Map Their Workouts to Their Cycle

Jennis, founded by Olympic and World Heptathlon Champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, has raised £1M in pre-seed funding for its movement-focused wellbeing and Cycle Mapping app. The round was led by Maki.vc with participation from existing investor Venrex and silent angel investors. Jennis uses science-backed expertise to help users adjust their fitness program to their personal hormonal and menstrual cycle, helping them achieve maximum physical…

New Study Reveals Large Gaps in Men’s Knowledge of Menstruation

A new study commissioned by international women’s healthcare brand, INTIMINA and conducted by YouGov, revealed a shocking gap in men’s knowledge of women’s menstrual cycles. With 1,091 U.S. males surveyed, only 41% of men could correctly identify what exactly menstruation is. Of these findings, 52% believed a menstrual cycle to be a duration of 1-6 days, when in fact a menstrual cycle is between…

From Disney Imagineer to Femtech Founder: An Interview with FLO Vitamins’ Brianna Bitton

Brianna Bitton kicked off her career as a Disney Imagineer, launched an LA-based interior design firm and eventually found her way into femtech after struggling with her period for years. Eventually she had enough of having to arrange her work schedule around debilitating cramps and other PMS symptoms. While searching for options to alleviate her ailments, she realized that the market was…

Lunette, Known for Its Menstrual Care Products, Expands into Intimate Care

Period Care company Lunette has launched a new intimate care product line to join its popular Menstrual Cup. The new Lunette Intimate Cleanser and Lunette Intimate Wipes are the first to be a part of Lunette’s expansion into more holistic, intimate care. Like its original Menstrual Cup, both new, products are crafted with Nordic plant-based ingredients. The soap-free Lunette Intimate Cleanser moisturizes by…