Reports

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…

The State of Menopause in 2023

As many of you will know World Menopause Day is upon us today and as every year it provides an opportunity for reflection, understanding, and action. This year, amidst a wealth of information and announcements from various organizations from every corner of the women’s health innovation ecosystem, a total of 21 (!) reports, studies, surveys, and whitepapers made their way to us here at Femtech Insider.…

New Report by Parsley Health Reveals Urgent Need for Healthcare Solutions that Support Women in the Workplace

A recent Parsley Health survey has uncovered alarming trends in the health of women in the workforce. The survey, which included over 1,200 full-time employed and insured women aged 18-60, sheds light on critical issues impacting both women’s well-being and employers’ productivity. Missed Workdays and Reduced Productivity A concerning 43% of women surveyed admitted to missing one or more workdays in the…

Gates Foundation Report: Seven Innovations Could Save 2 Million Mothers and Babies by 2030

In a call to reinvigorate global commitment to women’s health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has released its seventh annual Goalkeepers Report, focusing on maternal and child mortality, an issue that has seen disappointing stagnation and even reversal in progress. Co-authored by foundation Co-chairs Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates, and released on September 12, 2023, the report serves as a midway checkpoint for…

New Report from Essity Links Gender Equality to Global Health and Well-being

A new report by global hygiene and health company Essity reveals significant gaps in the healthcare system, especially concerning women and girls. The report, titled “Advancing Health and Well-being through Care, Prevention, and Gender Equality” is an extensive study that draws on expert opinions, research, and real-world data to identify areas crucial for societal progress. Gender Equality and Women’s Health One of…

New Report by Reproductive Health Platform Rescripted Unveils Troubling State of Sex Education in 2023

Rescripted‘s “State of Sex Ed in 2023” report exposes alarming realities about sex education in the digital age. Despite relying on social media for information, 76% of individuals distrust it as a source of misinformation. Moreover, the survey of 1,000 Rescripted community members highlights a lack of self-awareness, with only 29% feeling like experts on their own bodies. Inadequate Knowledge The report…

New Report by LactApp Sheds Light on Insufficient Breastfeeding Education Among Healthcare Professionals

In commemoration of World Breastfeeding Week (1st – 7th of August 2023) LactApp has released its latest report on global breastfeeding education among healthcare professionals. Alarmingly, the report uncovered that 93% of healthcare workers did not receive adequate breastfeeding education during their academic training, spotlighting a critical gap in maternal healthcare. The Barcelona-based startup, known for its breastfeeding mobile apps, conducted a…

Female Millennials Most Affected by Medical Gaslighting, According to New Research by Mira 

Women, especially millennial women, are feeling dismissed by healthcare providers at an alarming rate. This is according to a new report from Mira, a women’s health company that provides a personalized and lab-quality tracking system for reproductive health. Medical gaslighting occurs when a patient’s concerns or symptoms are dismissed or minimized by healthcare professionals. Over the past year, there has been growing…