Menstrual Health

How Plad Is Transforming Plantain Waste into Sustainable Menstrual Products

At the Prototypes for Humanity 2023 event in Dubai, a project from Ghana, named “Plad,” has been presented, attracting attention for its unique approach to menstrual hygiene. This project, developed by students from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, utilizes plantain pseudo-stems to create sustainable sanitary pads. The team behind Plad, consisting of Joshua Atta Alabi, Gabriella Selorm Gbekie, and Ebenezer…

ŌURA and Clue Launch New Collaboration and Research Partnership

Clue, a period tracking and reproductive health app and smart ring technology company ŌURA have announced a new integration. This partnership combines Clue’s menstrual health tracking with ŌURA’s biometric sensing capabilities, aiming to enhance personal health management and research in female health. The new integration allows iOS users of the Clue app to connect with the Oura Ring for tracking body temperature…

Mauj Secures $500K to Advance Women’s Sexual and Menstrual Wellness in the Middle East

Mauj, an Arabic sexual and menstrual wellness company, has recently raised $500K in a funding round, an investment that marks a notable evolution in the realm of women’s health, particularly in the Middle East, a region often underrepresented in global health discussions. The company was established by two women from different areas in the Middle East, driven by a common goal to…

Daye Introduces Novel At-Home STI Screening Tampon

Gynaecological health startup Daye is expanding its healthcare offering with an at-home STI screening kit, adding another layer of innovation to its existing tampon-based vaginal microbiome screening service. This novel product aims to transform how individuals approach sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing by offering a discreet, comfortable, and efficient alternative to traditional methods. The newly launched tampon-based diagnostic tool is designed to…

ŌURA and Nutrition Tracking App Cronometer Collaborate on New Menstrual Cycle Tracking Functionality

ŌURA, known for its Oura Ring, and Cronometer, a nutrition tracking app, have recently announced a collaborative feature for menstrual cycle tracking. This partnership integrates ŌURA’s Cycle Insights into the Cronometer app, aiming to provide a detailed understanding of menstrual health. This new feature allows users who have both the Oura Ring and Cronometer app to track various aspects of their menstrual…

Ulta Beauty Partners with SOS for In-Store Product Sampling

Ulta Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the U.S., has announced a partnership with SOS, the company set to transform wellness-on-the-go through its network of smart vending machines. the collaboration aims to enhance in-store product sampling by integrating digital elements into the traditional retail environment. As part of a trial program, SOS smart vending machines will be installed in 10 Ulta Beauty…

INTIMINA Highlights Period Poverty on College Campuses: 20% of Students Face Difficult Choices Over Menstrual Product Costs

Global intimate health brand INTIMINA, has released data that casts a spotlight on the issue of period poverty on college campuses. The survey conducted among college students who menstruate in the U.S. found that approximately 20% have had to make difficult decisions between acquiring menstrual products and covering other essential personal expenditures. This issue becomes even more pressing in light of the…

Merging Menstrual Care with AI-enabled Health Monitoring: Tulipon Launches on Indiegogo

In recent years, menstrual care has seen incremental changes in product design and functionality. Gals Bio, an Israeli firm, has taken a distinct approach and is not launching Tulipon, a new menstrual prodcut that has piqued the interest of both consumers and experts. What is Tulipon? Unlike traditional menstrual care products, Tulipon offers a dual benefit. Firstly, it provides menstrual care by…