“Prima launched in 2019 by Christopher Gavigan, bestselling author, purpose-driven entrepreneur, and co-founder of The Honest Company, Jessica Assaf, women’s health and cannabis activist, and Laurel Angelica Myers mission-oriented operator and former Honest alum.” (Image: Prima)

Highlights

CBD Therapeutics startup Prima raises a $9.2M seed plus round.

#menopossibilities: Women in Sport partners with Getty Images to launch a curation of images challenging the way women going through menopause are protrayed.

Lips, an Instagram alternative for women and the LGBTQ+ community is raising $50K on Wefunder.

U.K. based healthtech company Forth launches a new AI female hormone mapping product.

Biovaxys adds Charles J. Dunton, MD as scientific advisor to support the company’s ovarian cancer vaccine clinical program.

Babyscripts announces a partnership with HOPE Clinic to reduce systemic racial and ethnic inequities in maternal health outcomes.

Carrot Fertility expands its leadership team to further accelerate growth.

Medical Device Veteran Martin J. Emerson joins male contraception company Contraline’s board.

P&G’s Always participates in a U.S. congressional event and releases global data to help break period stigma.

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‘Underfunded and Undervalued’: Ro’s deal with Modern Fertility puts a spotlight on health tech’s gender gap (STAT News)

Femtech may have its moment as investors target specialized digital health (S&P Global)

ER Godess: It’s not imposter symdrome – it’s gender bias (Emergency Medicine News)

Why are celebrities venturing into the sex toy industry? (Management Today)

A Place in the Room: Women are advocating for advances in women’s health (Harvard Medicine)

Femtech Trends to Watch in 2021 (Maki.vc)

From Menopause to Anxiety:The New Tech Tackling Women’s Health Problems (The Guardian)

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Direct-to-Consumer Health isn’t going anywhere (HTD Health)

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