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Essity Launches Issviva, a New Menopause Platform and Brand, in the U.K. and Brazil

October is menopause awareness month and Essity is marking the occasion with the launch of Issviva, a new menopause platform and brand, in the U.K. and Brazil. Issviva is an e-commerce platform that provides knowledge, solutions and products for women during the various stages of the menopause. Visitors can use forums to submit questions to experts and share experiences and lessons learned…

Menopause Brand Joylux Acquires Mommy Matters to Expand its Offerings to Postpartum Women

Joylux, the creator of intimate health devices and products for menopausal women has acquired Mommy Matters, a social-impact brand created by leading OB-GYN Dr. Tara Shirazian, to address unmet needs in maternal health. Leveraging Joylux’s proprietary platform of red-light vaginal care devices and digital tools, Mommy Matters will offer a range of high-tech solutions that empower women to optimize their postpartum health…

Telehealth Abortion Startup Choix Launches a Crowdfunding Campaign to Fund the Development of B2B Offering Choix Travel

Choix, a telemedicine clinic that provides abortion care, has launched a crowdfunding campaign with Republic to support the company’s mission to expand access for all people who seek safe and affordable abortion care through the development of its new service Choix Travel. Choix’s goal is to raise $1M. As part of the campaign members of the public will be able to invest…

Urolon, A New Treatment for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence, Launches in the UK

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the most common type of urinary incontinence. According to estimations around 1 in 3 women will experience bladder leakage at some point in their life. SUI happens when the sphincter muscle that controls the urethra, the pelvic floor tissues and muscles that are used to keep the urethra closed, weakens. Urolon developed by Netherlands-based AQLANE Medical, is…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (Oct 6, 2022)

Highlights Delphinus adds $30M in Series D funding to take its 3D whole breast ultrasound tomography system to market. Women’s health fund Coyote Ventures receives investment from Bank of America. Xosomix receives a NIH Phase I grant to develop a diagnostic biomarker for endometriosis. Maternal Health startup Nesslejoins the inaugural AWS Impact Accelerator for Women Founders. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota collaborates with Health In Her HUE to connect Black women and women of color with culturally…

Xosomix Receives a NIH Phase I Grant to Develop a Diagnostic Biomarker for Endometriosis

Xosomix, a pre-clinical drug discovery company focused on harnessing diagnostic and therapeutic use of exosomes, the critical communication and transport mediators of the body, announced today the awarding of phase I SBIR grant from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). This grant will enable Xosomix to develop an early diagnostic biomarker for endometriosis. Approximately 10% of…

Get F*cked by the Government: Dame Releases a New Limited Edition Sex Toy to Raise Awareness and Funds for Abortion Access

Sexual wellness company Dame has teamed up with creative agency Mischief @ No Fixed Address to launch a new limited edition sex toy bearing the face of Mitch McConnell, the Republican senator from Kentucky who helped engineer the fall of Roe v. Wade by working to reshape the federal judiciary and the US Supreme Court. Goal of the campaign is to “make…

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Collaborates with Health In Her HUE to Connect Black Women and Women of Color with Culturally Sensitive Health Care Providers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has announced a collaboration that will provide no-cost access to Health In Her HUE, a digital platform connecting Black women and women of color with culturally sensitive health care providers. Participants will also be able to join Health In Her HUE’s Virtual Care Squad experience, a support group designed by and for Black women and women of color that focuses…