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Along with 10 partners, many from the femtech ecosystem, virtual abortion care startup Hey Jane published a full-page letter in the New York Times, condemning the abortion bans sweeping the nation. You can learn more about the campaign here. (Image: Hey Jane)


Tia raises a $100M Series B to scale its “Whole-Woman, Whole-Life” Hybrid Care Model.

Period tracking app Flo raises a $50M Series B to invest in product development and growth.

Babyscripts raises $12M in Series B funding to roll out its virtual maternity care solution.

Mae raises a $1.3M pre-seed round to combat health inequities for black expectant mothers.

Best Shot and The Fertility Tribe merge, launch Rescripted and announce $1.65M in funding for the new holistic care platform.

Canadian WELL plans to acquire a majority stake in U.S.-based women’s health e-pharmacy company Wisp.

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses announces the new editors of its journal ‘New Nursing for Women’s Health’.

Field Trip Pursues Postpartum Depression and Treatment Resistant Depression as Lead Indications for FT-104, Its Novel Psychedelic Compound.

Reponsum, known for its fibroid patient support app, raises $25K on crowdfunding platform Republic.

Social networking app Peanut launches new communities for women going through menopause.

Madorra receives FDA breakthrough device designation status for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy.

Sonder Health adds BehaVR‘s VR-based maternal mental health solution to its telehealth offering.

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In the Know

Femtech Trendwatch: Femtech in Berlin, E-Pharmacies & Telehealth Utilization Trends (Femtech Insider)

Femtech Investment Round-up August 2021 (Femtech Insider)

Survey: Women Are Skipping Cancer Screenings During the Pandemic, But Plan to Go Back to the Books (Femtech Insider)

More activewear brands are creating innovation labs to pursue new technologies (Glossy)

America’s provider shortage: Can digital health resuscitate our broken care delivery system? (MedCityNews)

What’s Next for Health? (Wall Street Journal)

Startups should look to state-of-the-art tech to tackle women’s diseases (TechCrunch)

The ‘care economy is a $648M opportunity, Melinda French Gates’ Pivotal Ventures Found (Fortune)

Tackling Systemic Racism in Maternity Care (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Sex Education in the United States is Broken. But It Doesn’t Have To Be. (Refinery29)

New Women’s Health Treatments You Need to Know About (Shape)

The Market Minute: No Porn Investments Please, Vice Clauses and How They’ve Evolved (Crunchbase)

How to Raise Money in an Underserved Space (Inc)

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Maven is hiring a Benefit Design Lead (Strategy & Operations).

Awkward Essentials is looking for a Strategic Account Manager.

Aavia is looking for a Senior Growth Marketing Manager.

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