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New Report: Zocdoc Shares Women’s Health Related Healthcare Appointment Booking Trends

Healthcare marketplace Zocdoc makes it easy for people to find and book in-person or virtual care across more than 200 specialties and 12,000 insurance plans. A few days ago the company has now released its first women’s health-focused report, a comprehensive data analysis, of women’s health-related appointment booking trends. For the report Zocdoc explored how American women are engaging with healthcare professionals, and how…

Femtech Trendwatch: The Care Economy, European Femtech Startups & Systemic Racism in Medicine

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Male Fertility Startup Legacy Partners with RESOLVE to Change the Conversation Around Fertility

Male fertility startup Legacy is partnering with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to support RESOLVE’s mission around access to care and public education. The announcement marks the first time RESOLVE has partnered with a company focused on male fertility. With sperm count declining at a rate of more than 50% globally in the past 40 years, it’s increasingly imperative to rebalance the responsibility…

Tia Partners with UCSF Health Announcing Plans to Open 10 Brick-and-Mortar Clinics in the Bay Area

Women’s health scale-up Tia has opened its first Bay Area clinic at Mission & Van Ness in San Francisco and is planning to add another nine locations in the upcoming years to serve 40,000 women. The company is also announcing a new partnership with UCSF Health. Connecting Tia’s retail-style clinics with UCSF Health’s specialty and inpatient facilities, the two aim to fill…

Magnify Ventures Closes a $52M Fund to Invest in the Digital Transformation of the Care Economy

Magnify Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in founders leading the digital transformation of how we live, work and care for one another, is announcing a $52M fund. The firm will invest in early-stage technology companies that are revolutionizing the care economy in four growing categories, including parenting and family life, the future of work, household optimization, and aging and longevity. Julie Wroblewski, Magnify Ventures’…

Femtech Startup Kiira Goes Hybrid Opening Its First Brick-and-Mortar Clinic in Los Angeles

Women’s health startup Kiira Health, backed by over $4M in venture capital is launching its first brick-and-mortar flagship location in Los Angeles. The company’s mission is to increase access to medical care and other health resources for young women. According to recent national surveys, LA County may experience a shortage of qualified OBGYNs by 2025. Currently, women in Los Angeles are experiencing 20-day average wait times for…

What’s New in Femtech This Week? (May 5, 2022)

Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech and women’s health innovation”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page. Highlights Singapore-based healthtech startup Ordinary Folk raises $5M to scale and expand to Hong Kong. Hormonal health brand WILE launches in Whole Foods Market with $3M in pre-seed funding. Berlin-based fertility platform Apryl raises €4.1M to invest in…

Natural Cycles Adds New Features to Support Women after Pregnancy Loss

Natural Cycles, the FDA-cleared birth control app is introducing ‘Recovery Mode’ to support users who experience pregnancy loss before 20 weeks. The new feature was developed to help women who used its NC° Plan Pregnancy to conceive and whose pregnancy results in miscarriage as they recover physically and emotionally. About one in four pregnancies end in a miscarriage – a rate consistent with…