Reproductive Health

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…

Employer Handbook: U.S. Fertility Care in 2020 (Carrot)

Fertility care startup Carrot has recently released a new employer handbook and annual report sharing insights into U.S. fertility care, trends, and workplace impact. Topics include: The evolution of the pursuit to parenthood Many factors have led to a cultural shift that impacts how we think about parenthood. We’ll look at how a handful of these trends have contributed to this change.…

Brief: COVID-19 and Reproductive Healthcare – What Businesses Can Do to Protect the Wellbeing of Their Workforce (Rhia Ventures)

Rhia Ventures has recently released a new issue brief about COVID-19’s impact on reproductive healthcare. As companies bring to scale expanded leave policies and remote work arrangements to meet the unprecedented demands presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, they can and must also look to the reproductive healthcare needs of their employees. Lack of access to reproductive healthcare is a hidden driver of…