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Seven Starling Founders Julia Cole, Sophia Richter, and Tina Beilinson: “Our goal is for parents to feel empowered during pregnancy and early parenthood.” (Image: Seven Starling)


Seven Starling launches with $2.9M in funding to support parents during pregnancy and beyond.

Alpha Medical raises $24M to reinvent women’s primary care.

Famtech startup Koble raises a $1M pre-seed round for its parenting platform.

Lisa Health receives a competitive $255K R&D grant to work on novel technology for menopausal hot flashes.

Elvielaunches Elvie Stride, a new smart breast pump covered by insurance in the U.S.

Breast cancer NPO The Chrysalis Initiative launches mobile app BC Navi to fight biased healthcare

Women’s health pharma company Organon launches its first awareness campaign tackling unplanned pregnancy.

Danish eco-startup LastObject launches a sustainable alternative to disposable sanitary pads on Kickstarter.

Progenity announces a new patent granted for its preeclampsia rule-out test.

Hormone testing company Proov announces a 3rd patent to identify the fertile window using LH and PdG tests.

Gynesonics receives FDA clearance for its next generation Sonata System.

ObsEva submits a NDA of linzagolix to the FDA for the treatment of fibroids.

Hims & Hers launches a new dietary supplement for urinary tract health.

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In the Know

Femtech Trendwatch: How Tia Raised Its $100M Series B, DTC on Fire & What Consumers Want from Virtual Care (Femtech Insider)

These 11 femtech and famtech companies participated in Upstate Capital’s Invest NY Women’s Health Showcase Last Week (Femtech Insider)

Meet Dr. Juliet Balfour, Bia Care‘s New Chief Menopause Officer! (Femtech Insider)

Looop Can is a sanitary pad washing device for refugees (Dezeen)

Rewriting the playbook for digital therapeutics (STAT News)

Melinda French Gates: It’s Time for Paid Leave for All Workers (TIME)

Elvie’s Tania Boler: Lessons in Overcoming Investors’ Resistance (Financial Times)

Femtech Is Busting Taboos Around Women’s Health And Wellness – But What Is It Exactly (Health.com)

What’s it really like to fundraise whilst pregnant? Female founders share their stories (EU Startups)

Student Activists Are Breaking the Silence on Period Poverty (Ms Magazine)

I Fought for Women’s Rights in the 60’s. What’s Happening Today Feels Like a Déjà Vu. (Girltalk HQ)

The real problem with women removing their own IUDs (Fortune)

The Average American Would Pay $242,000 For One Extra Year of Good Health (Future by a16z)

Taking the ‘Shame Part’ Out of Female Anatomy (New York Times)

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Who’s Hiring? 

Sequel is hiring a Head of Partnerships.

Evofem is looking for Sales Representatives.

Sera Prognostics is hiring a Quality Training and Continuous Improvement Manager.

Pill Club is looking for a Senior Social Media Manager.

Emme is looking for College Brand Ambassadors.

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