Reproductive Health

Birth Control Delivery Startup Twentyeight Health Launches Spanish Language Telehealth Services

Twentyeight Health, a telehealth company increasing access to sexual and reproductive care for women from underserved communities, has launched Spanish language services. “According to Planned Parenthood, 57% of Latina women ages 18-34 have struggled with the cost of prescription birth control — and it’s our mission to bring this number down to zero,” said Amy Fan, co-founder of Twentyeight Health. “In working…

VC to Operator: Forward Partners’ Dr. Louise Rix Joins Béa Fertility as the Company’s New Chief Medical Officer

Dr Louise Rix, a former VC at Forward Partners, is making the leap into a startup operator role and joining fertility startup Béa Fertility as the company’s new Chief Medical Officer. She will bring both tech and health expertise to her new role, is a qualified medical doctor and spent several years on the NHS frontline. Béa Fertility was co-founded by femtech…

Twentyeight Health Launches Birth Control Telehealth in 10 More States Across the U.S. 

Twentyeight Health, a telehealth company increasing access to sexual and reproductive care for women from underserved communities has announced that it is continuing its national expansion with the launch of its award-winning birth control telehealth services in ten states across the U.S. The company now serves 30 states and DC having launched in Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, South…

Keleya Adds Midwife Video Consultations to its Ammely Platform to Better Support Parents-to-Be

It’s been around 1.5 years since Keleya first launched ammely, its midwife matching platform in cooperation with the German Midwife Association (Deutscher Hebammenverband e.V.) . Since then around a third of midwives in Germany have signed up.  Today the company, that recently announced its $3M Series A, is introducing a new feature on the platform: Telehealth. From now on parents-to-be can not…

Contraline Raises a $10.7M Series A to Transition ADAM, its “Male Contraceptive”, into Clinical Trials

Contraline, a venture-backed medical device company devoted to providing men and couples with long-lasting, safe, and effective male contraception, has closed $10.7 million in its Series A financing. The financing round was led by MBX Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage healthcare and life sciences companies. Additional investors in Contraline include Rhia Ventures, ShangBay Capital, Founders Fund, Metaplanet Holdings,…

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day: Flo Health Introduces a Dedicated Pregnancy Loss Policy

Today, October 15, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and although miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, ectopic pregnancy or newborn death are rather common, there is still a lot of stigma attached to pregnancy loss. For centuries social and cultural norms have led to a tabooisation of the experience and many parents having to come to terms with loss without any support. In…

National Herpes Awareness Day: “Women Need Solutions, Not Shame.”

1 in 6 women in the U.S. are living with herpes, a common sexually transmitted disease that causes pain or itching red bumps or blisters, ulcers or scaps. Today, on National Herpes Awareness Day, Organicare, the company behind Femiclear, an over-the-counter genital herpes product, is teaming up with Dr. Jessica Shepherd and a group of women sharing their stories online to create…

PEOPLE’s New ‘Me Becoming Mom’ Podcast Explores IVF, Surrogacy, Pregnancy Loss and More Together with Celebrity Moms

PEOPLE is launching Me Becoming Mom, a new 12-episode weekly podcast where celebrity moms open up about their roads to motherhood. Guests include Hoda Kotb, Alyssa Milano, Padma Lakshmi, Tamron Hall, and more.  The podcast explores the many roads to motherhood during the interviews, not only with the celebrity guests, but also with experts in the field. Topics include IVF, adoption, surrogacy, single parenthood, same-sex couples,…