Opinion

From Urban Streets to Social Feeds: Communities Fight Back Against Women’s Health Censorship in London and Beyond

In her book, “Invisible Women,” Carolina Criado Perez eloquently points out the pervasive gender biases that shape our public spaces: “When planners fail to account for gender, public spaces become male spaces by default.” This observation lays the groundwork for a broader discussion about the systematic marginalization and censorship faced by women and subsequently women’s health initiatives in both physical and digital…

Enough is Enough: A Call to Prioritize Well-being in the Femtech Ecosystem

In the very heart of the femtech movement, where innovation meets the vast, deep-rooted and underserved needs of women’s health, we’re fighting not just for the wellbeing of others, but also, ironically, often for our own. As the Founder of Femtech Insider, I’ve seen firsthand the incredible strides we’ve made towards recognizing and addressing the health needs of women. Yet, this journey…

Autoimmune Benefits: The Next Big Thing in Workplace Health Initiatives?

The evolution of workplace health benefits is a testament to the growing awareness and sensitivity towards diverse employee needs. From mental health support to fertility and menopause benefits, employers have increasingly embraced a holistic approach to employee well-being over the past years. Now, with the recent announcement from WellTheory and Maven Clinic, there’s a compelling case that autoimmune benefits might just be…

Kindbody’s Growth Ambitions Spotlight Tension Between Venture Capital and Patient Care

In a recent somewhat buzzworthy Bloomberg report, fertility scale-up Kindbody, a trailblazer and well-known unicorn in the femtech world, has come under scrutiny for allegedly nudging its doctors to ramp up egg retrievals — all in the pursuit of beefier profitability margins and the alluring prospect of an IPO. While Kindbody’s growth tactics are currently center stage, it’s crucial to see this…

Why Amazon CTO Werner Vogels Thinks Femtech Will Take Off in 2024

In a recent statement at the AWS re:Invent conference, Werner Vogels, the CTO of Amazon, predicted that femtech is set to become a major trend in the coming years. This prediction is based on the growing investment and interest in the sector, as well as advancements in technology that are making women’s healthcare more accessible and effective. Vogels highlighted the significant potential…

Embracing Radical Innovation in Women’s Health

Femtech Insider Founder Kathrin Folkendt. Image: Christina Spörer Last week was a good week in the world of women’s health innovation.  Pharmavite acquired Bonafide, The National Menopause Institute in the US launched the Women’s Midlife Health Policy Institute, and – last but not least – Bayer and CrossBay Medical partnered to introduce a novel IUD inserter. As someone, who’s been around the women’s health space…

The Unlikely Intersection of Adult Entertainment and Healthcare: Lessons in Innovation

Recently, a PR agency’s pitch landed in my inbox, discussing the future of AI in adult entertainment. Initially, it seemed peripheral, if not irrelevant. But as I nearly dismissed it, a realization dawned on me: The adult entertainment industry has consistently been at the forefront of technological adoption and innovation. And considering my recent discussions on the overlap of innovations across industries,…

New Horizons in Birth Control for Men  

The following guest post was written by L.R. Fox, the Chief Executive Officer of NEXT Life Sciences, Inc., a medical device company striving to transform lives through the development of its lead program, Plan A, a safe, effective, and reversible contraceptive solution for men. Fox’s goal for Plan A is to become a game-changer in family planning and men’s first choice in…