Reproductive Health

Twentyeight Health Will Join Healthify’s SDoH Network to Provide Low- and No-Cost Birth Control to People in Need

Healthify, a company that works with managed care organizations to integrate social determinants of health (SDoH) into the healthcare ecosystem, has announced that Twentyeight Health, a femtech startup that provides affordable and convenient reproductive and sexual care, is joining its network of community-based organizations working to address social needs and improve outcomes for disadvantaged populations. “We are very excited to be partnering with…

Starter Story: How Talking Contraception over Dinner Led Alice Pelton to Founding Femtech Startup The Lowdown

In our “Starter Story” series we invite femtech founders to share their stories of how it all began. How did they come up with the idea? Where did they meet their cofounders and what was the hardest part of going from 0 to 1? In today’s Starter Story we get to share The Lowdown’s founding story as told by co-founder Alice Pelton.…

Contraline Receives $1M Investment from the Male Contraceptive Initiative to further Developement of ADAM, an “IUD for Men”

Male Contraceptive Initiative, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, today announced that it has partnered with the medical device company Contraline to provide a $1 million Program Related Investment to support a first-in-human clinical trial for the company’s novel vas-occlusive contraceptive device, ADAM™. This is the first PRI from Male Contraceptive Initiative and is representative of the organization’s continued evolution. “We are very excited about…

Garmin’s New Pregnancy Tracking Feature: Meet the Maker!

After adding menstrual tracking in 2019, Garmin recently announced pregnancy tracking, giving moms-to-be a snapshot of their pregnancy along other health and activity data. Through its Garmin Connect app and competiple smartwatch, users can log pregnancy related symptoms, track baby movement, create customizable reminders, and more. This new feature was created for women by women and if you’re curious how pregnancy tracking…

UK Fertility Startup Fertifa Raises a £1M Seed Round Led by Passion Capital

Fertifa, named after its mission of providing “Fertility For All”, has secured £1 million in financing from venture capital firm, Passion Capital, and strategic angel investors. The new round of funding will accelerate Fertifa’s growth in the UK and Europe while enhancing the company’s tech-enabled platform – a digital portal for patients to access innovative, telehealth solutions designed to offer holistic, patient-centric…

Simple Health’s Carrie SiuButt about the SCOTUS Ruling: “Decisions about birth control and reproductive options are best left to a patient and their doctor.”

Last week’s ruling by the Supreme Court will allow the US Administration to move forward with rules that let virtually any employer or religiously affiliated university to claim religious or moral exemption from providing birth control coverage. With more than 62 million women nationwide insured through their employers, it is estimated that as many 125,000 women will lose their contraceptive coverage within one…

OCON: “We wanted to ensure the next generation IUD is designed with the woman’s body and well-being in mind.”

It’s been a while since we spoke about OCON and their signature product, the Ballerine on our social channels and a lot has happened ever since! View this post on Instagram Research shows, that when they’re in pain, women wait longer in emergency departments and are less likely to be given effective painkillers than men. This is called pain bias and it…

Novalina Medical Founder Helena Grindberg: “Tubal Ligation is the most common method of contraception worldwide. We’ve developed a non-surgical, reversible alternative.”

We often talk about the need to innovate birth control and every once in a while we come across a company, that’s doing some really exciting work in this space, just like Novalina Medical, who are reinventing tubal ligation. But what is tubal ligation anyways? Tubal ligation — also known as having your tubes tied or tubal sterilization — is a type…