Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on “all things femtech and women’s health innovation”. This is the latest edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page.

Highlights

Pharmavite acquires urinaty health femtech startup Uquora in push to expand its women’s health offering.

Evvy raises a $5M seed round for its at-home vaginal microbiome test leveraging metagnomic sequencing.

Natural Cycles receives FDA clearance to use temerature data from wearables in its fertility algorithm.

Fertility company Kindbody launches a new full-service mobile clinic in Denver.

Meditrina expands its hysteroscopic tissue resection product portfolio with the release of the new Aveta Office Suite.

Women’s health DTC company Stix expands its product line and now offers products for yeast infections.

Brigham-Wyss DxA: Harvard’s Wyss Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital launch a new diagnostic accelerator.

Female Founders Fund closes its 3rd fund with $57M for female founders.

MedAnswers and Organic Conceptions team up to deliver emotional health insights to the FertilityAnswers app community.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation partners with US Fertility to support discounts on fertility treatments for injured veterans.

Medela partners with Good+Foundation to support 850 breastfeeding families in need.

Women’s health pharma company Theramex appoints Sigurd Kirk to its Board of Directors.

Pelvital appoints Ryan Willemsen as new COO to support the commercialization of Flyte the company’s non-surgical treatment for female stress urinary incontinence.

The contraceptive mini pill is to be made available over the counter in the UK.

In the Know

China’s gene giant harvests data from millions of pregnant women (Reuters)

Women’s Work: Key Policies and Paradigms for an Inclusive Post-Pandemic Economy (Time’s Up Foundation)

Lack of Women at the Top of Public Service Threatens Post-Pandemic Recovery Efforts, UN Report Finds (Forbes)

‘False Positive’ and the Horror-Filled Truth about Fertility Treatments (NY Times)

100+ Female Angel Investors in Europe (Sifted)

The pandemic has exacerbated the demand for fertility benefits (Benefit News)

When Will Gen X Women Have Their Marketing Moment? (AdWeek)

Opinion: Banning Abortion Doesn’t Protect Women’s Health (NY Times)

73% of Women Don’t Treat Their Menopause Symptoms, New Survey Shows (Forbes)

Meet the Entrepreneurs Innovation in the Women’s Health Moonshot (Startup Health)

‘Transgender and Non Binary People Like Me Get Pregnant and Have Abortions Too’ (Women’s Health)

How Black Women Can Interpret Those Scary Health Statistics (NY Times)

7 Women’s Health Startups to Watch in 2021 and Beyond (Inc)

Who’s Hiring? 

Cleo is looking for a Data Analyst.

Ava is hiring a Chief Technology Officer.

Oova is looking for a Head of Brand and Growth Marketing.

Hers is hiring a Head of Investor Relations.

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