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Ease Co-founders Rio Hoe & Guadalupe Lazaro. Image: Ease Healthcare

Highlights

Singapore-based Ease raises a $1.3M seed round to expand its ecosystem of virtual women’s health systems.

Cocoon launches with $20M in new funding to bring clarity and simplicity to the employee leave experience.

Lisa Health enters into know-how license agreement with Mayo Clinic for Menopause Digital Health Initiative.

New study reveals large gaps in men’s knowledge of menstruation.

Kindbody appoints Dr. Dean Morbeck as its first Chief Scientific Officer to focus on IVF outcomes.

UroCure and LiNA Medical partner to grow and innovate in female stress urinary incontinence.

Psomagen expands into women’s health testing with a new vaginal microbiome research study.

Lunette, known for its menstrual care products, expands into intimate care.

Menstrual Mates wins Elevate Ventures’ Nexus Pitch competition and receives $40K in pre-seed funding.

Power to Decide incorporates telehealth providers in its abortion finder tool.

Nurx teams up with Amazon Alexa on birth control reminders and sex education.


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In the Know

The Lowdown Founder Alice Pelton: There’s not a huge amount of gold star research evidence when it comes to contraception and its side effects.” (Femtech Insider)

Femtech Trendwatch: World Contraception Day, Famtech and The Gender Pay Gap in Digital Health (Femtech Insider)

How Student Entrepreneur Sammie Hasen Wants to Help Make Birth Control Easily Accessible (Femtech Insider)

From Disney Imagineer to Femtech Founder: An Interview with FLO Vitamins’ Brianna Bitton (Femtech Insider)

These Texas women got abortions from a California doctor after the state’s ban. Here are their stories (San Francisco Chronicle)

The World’s Only Vagina Museum Is Closing Its Doors (Vice)

Why Infertility Isn’t Talked About Enough in Latinx Communities (Popsugar)

Why Sex-Positive Feminism Is Falling Out of Fashion (The New York Times)

A Million Dollar Marketing Juggernaut Pushes 3D Mammograms (Kaiser Health News)

‘Health equity tourists’: How white scholars are colonizing research on health disparities (STAT News)

Building comprehensive women+ digital health: Eight sectors serving women+ needs (Rock Health)


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