Research

A New Report Makes the Case for Investing in Menstrual Health

Last month, Population Services International (PSI), PSI-Europe, The Case for Her, WASH United, and Simavi, in collaboration with the Global Menstrual Collective, launched a groundbreaking report, Making the Case for Investing in Menstrual Health & Hygiene. Despite the far ranging impacts good menstrual health & hygiene (MHH) can have for women, girls, and all people who menstruate, roughly 500 million menstruators face limitations when it comes to managing their…

New Research Confirms Black Women Are More Likely to Receive Inferior Breast Cancer Screening Than White Women

A comprehensive study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) found racial disparities in the utilization of mammography screening overall, and specifically for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). The study, “Outcomes by Race in Breast Cancer Screening with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis versus Digital Mammography,” reported breast cancer screening access, utilization and outcomes by race for 385,504 Asian, Black and Caucasian women…

Survey Shows Sexual Desire Dips Among Cohabiting Couples, and Rises Among Couples Living Solo During the Pandemic

Flo Health, a female health and wellbeing mobile app used by over 160M people around the world, today unveiled findings highlighting the impact the pandemic has had on women’s relationships since the start of lockdown, unearthing insights around shifts in sexual desire, partner interaction, and overall mental and emotional wellbeing. The external survey polled a random, de-identified set of 3,435 self-identifying U.S-based women ages…

A Recent Survey of New and Expectant Moms Sheds Light on the Future of Pregnancy Care

A recent survey conducted by Nuvo, the company behind INVU, an FDA-cleared, prescription-initiated, remote pregnancy monitoring platform, found that multiple factors have left moms-to-be searching for new remote pregnancy monitoring solutions. The survey, in partnership with Wakefield Reserach, examined the recent experiences of 500 new or expectant mothers and focused on the existing challenges of in-person prenatal care appointments, such as the…

New Paper Provides Strategies for Making Health Care Environments More Inclusive for Sexual and Gender Minorities

A paper published today in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved provides detailed guidance for creating culturally responsive health care environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people. Authored by leading educators and clinical experts on LGBTQIA+ health care from The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts…

Femtech in Israel: An Industry Waiting to Be Revealed

This guest post was written by Zohar Horovitz-Limor, VP Product, Eng.MBA, Gyntools and Itamar Netzer, MD MBA, Israeli Ministry of Health. Israel is considered by many to be a startup and technology dynamo, ranked by Bloomberg’s Innovation Index as number six in the world for its overall score. This is no small feat for such a small country, and yet, this seeming…

Whitepaper: Digital Therapeutics, an Opportunity for Italy (Smith Kline Foundation’s Tendenze Nuove)

The official journal of the Smith Kline Foundation, Tendenze Nuove, has recently published the White Paper “Digital Therapeutics, an Opportunity for Italy”. The recommendations presented in the document represent the first step to introduce the new class of digital therapeutics into medical practice in Italy, following other countries like Germany, France or the UK that have already implemented them. The whitepaper consists…