Research

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…

Lululemon’s Global Wellbeing Report: Only 29% of Respondents Indicate Strong Wellbeing, with Gen Z Ranking Lowest Among Generations

Activewear brand lululemon today released its first ever Global Wellbeing Report, advancing the company’s commitment to advocate for wellbeing—enabling holistic wellbeing through movement, mindfulness, and connection. The 10-country study benchmarks the state of wellbeing with the inaugural Global Wellbeing Index issued by lululemon, and explores the dimensions, drivers, and barriers to being well. “The events of the past year brought unprecedented challenges to…

Only 10% Of Birth Control Patients Would Return to In-Person Care After Pandemic Ends Says New Survey

According to a new survey commissioned by SimpleHealth, an online reproductive health control provider and prescriber, just ten percent of patients who rely on telemedicine services for birth control would return to in-person care for birth control after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. SimpleHealth asked 100,000 people who get their birth control online from a broad range of providers, including Nurx and the Pill Club. According to…

Report: 2020 Market Insights Report – Chasing a New Equilibrium (Rock Health)

Rock Health recently released a new report reflecting on the past year in digital health. The report covers investor & investment activity, consumer behavior change, enterprise buyer behavior, exit & public market activity and an outlook. 2020’s stress test to our healthcare system created what felt like a fast forward button for digital health, with unprecedented growth in funding, adoption, policymaking, and…

Sextech Company Lioness Launches COVID Study and Research Platform at CES

At CES 2021, in partnership with the Center For Genital Health And Education (CGHE), the women-founded sextech company Lioness is releasing a report on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our sex lives using Lioness’s unique dataset of physiological behavior and data. This is the first study within the newly recently launched Lioness Sex Research Platform, which the company is announcing at CES in…

Report: The Untapped Potential of Women-led Funds (Women in VC)

Women in VC  recently released a data report outlining the VC community’s positive progress on gender diversity, which found that in the last five years, the number of women-led funds has nearly quadrupled, and the 275 new VC funds started and led by women represent a massive economy-wide opportunity. These funds are poised to invest in 7,000 companies in the coming years,…