We last talked about menopause startup Gennev last October when menopause startup Gennev was acquired by Unified Women’s Health, a company that operated, affiliates, and invests in women’s health businesses. Now the company is back with some partnership news as it expands the scope of is platform.
During perimenopause and menopause, women often experience emotional health challenges, including depression and anxiety. Recognizing the importance of mental health, Gennev is now partnering with LifeStance, a mental healthcare provider that offers integrated in-person and virtual services. Goal of the partnership is to better integrate physical and mental healthcare to enhance menopause patient outcomes. The collaborative approach focuses on comprehensive care and addresses the unique challenges faced during menopause.
Jill Angelo, Gennev Founder & CEO, explains: “Gennev is committed to delivering the most comprehensive menopause care for women, and our partnership with LifeStance will empower them to take control of their physical and emotional health needs.”
Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su, MD, Gennev’s Chief Medical Officer, adds: “Many women struggle with behavioral health symptoms during menopause, but we shouldn’t accept that as the status quo. Research shows that proactively addressing behavioral health conditions during menopause reduces the likelihood of a patient requiring crisis care. The results are improved quality of life and, ideally, a reduction of downstream behavioral health costs.”
Dr. Anisha Patel-Dunn, LifeStance’s Chief Medical Officer, adds: “We look forward to partnering with Gennev and bringing LifeStance’s trusted, affordable and personalized mental healthcare to their patients, ensuring they receive integrated treatment that specifically addresses their unique concerns during menopause,” said “By collaborating with Gennev’s clinicians, we can more effectively care for the whole-person health of women experiencing menopause. LifeStance is focused on continuing to integrate the delivery of physical and mental healthcare to address the comprehensive needs of patients, improve outcomes, increase satisfaction and advance more efficient use of healthcare resources.”