Reproductive Health

OvuSense Manufacturer Fertility Focus Announces the Launch of OvuFirst, a New Skin-Worn Sensor for Ovulation Tracking

Fertility Focus, the manufacturers of the OvuCore and OvuSense Pro family of fertility monitoring solutions, today announces the launch of OvuFirst, a unique patented sensor designed to measure skin temperature, providing women with an understanding of when to try and conceive naturally, and enabling them to determine what issues they may have trying to conceive. OvuFirst is targeted at women who wish…

#VulvaTalk: Callaly Launches “We Need to Talk about Vulvas Campaign” to Dispel the Myth of the Perfect Vulva

Period-care brand Callaly has launched “We Need to Talk About Vulvas”, a new campaign to encourage #VulvaTalk and debunk “the myth of the perfect vulva”, centering diverse, real life experiences of people with vulvas and providing new educational material for parents, educators and people with vulvas. The campaign launches with research showing almost a third (29%) of people aged 16 to 35…

Emme Expands Its Birth Control Offering and Launches EmmeRx, a New Prescription Delivery and Telemedicine Service

Femtech startup Emme today announced the launch of EmmeRx, a birth control pill prescription delivery and telemedicine service. EmmeRx builds upon the success of the Emme Smart Case, which has been shown to deliver an 80% reduction in missed birth control pills. The new service is currently available in 16 states. Emme was co-founded in 2017 by Amanda French and Janene Fuerch,…

Proov Announces a New Patented Test Method for Assessing Ovarian Quality

Hormone testing company Proov has reportedly received patent issue notification for a utility patent covering a method of determining that the fertile window is opened following a positive result for LH and determining that the fertile window is closed following a positive result for PdG when such results are observed on a lateral flow assay test. The patent further includes claims covering…

Madrid-based IVF Startup Overture Life Raises a $15M Series B

Overture Life, the IVF process automation startup has announced a $15M in a Series B round bringing its fundraising total to $37M. Octopus Ventures led the Series B round. Existing investors such as Khosla Ventures, Felicis Ventures, and Marc Benioff also participated in the round. Google Ventures, also participant in the round, made its first Spain-based investment. Overture Life wants to democratize…

Carrot Fertility Expands Leadership Team to Further Accelerate Growth

Global benefits provider Carrot Fertility has recently announced the expansion of its leadership team with three new hires: Julie Chavez joins as Vice President of Strategy and Alliances from global consulting firm Willis Towers Watson, where she spent 10 years in leadership roles on the national health and benefits team. Brooke Bartholomay Quinn joins as Senior Vice President of Customer Success from…

Kindbody Launches Kindbody 360, a Holistic Health Platform for Pre to Postpartum Care

Kindbody today announced the launch of Kindbody360, a dynamic and integrative solution focused on holistic care. Kindbody360 deftly augments Kindbody’s fertility and family-building offering with mental, physical, and emotional support from pre to postpartum, in-clinic, online and via its telehealth platform. Leveraging proprietary technology, the offering expands the reach of the company’s brick-and-mortar locations, mobile pop-ups, and 300+ partner clinics, furthering its…

Tulip’s Gail Sexton Anderson: “We want our platform to be a trusted source for all intended parents and the go-to place for third party fertility.”

Tulip, the world’s largest egg donor database and trusted resource for intended parents to find their ideal donor, has recently announced the closing of a $1.7M seed round. Launched in November of 2020, Tulip has quickly amassed donors from 90% of the agencies in the U.S. with nearly 20,000 egg donors within its database. The user-friendly, online search platform today helps intended…