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.

“Sexual pleasure is a critical part of wellbeing. Denying Dame advertising space stifles our ability to articulate the value we bring; to innovate and develop products for female sexual pleasure; and enforces sexual shame as a societal norm. We’ve had to fight for our right to advertise and we believe this is a step forward in closing the pleasure gap.” Alexandra Fine, Dame CEO. Image: Dame


Dame settles with the MTA and launches its new ‘Get In Touch With Yourself’ campaign in New York Subways.

Mayo Clinic’s Marani Health raises $7.6M in seed funding for its digital platform for prenatal and postpartum care.

Techstars Grad SOS raises $3.4M to expand its “wellness-on-the-go” smart vending machine network to new locations.

Israeli femtech company MobileODT participates in India’s largest cervical cancer screening program.

Bia Care partners with GenesisCare to support women experiencing menopause as a side effect of cancer treatment.

Hims & Hers launches a new mobile app combining education, e-commerce and telehealth.

Patient education platform Mytonomy releases a new video-based learning platform for maternal health.

Amazon AWS financially supports Tidepool’s Period Project to explore the connection between diabetes and women’s health.

Birth control delivery startup Twentyeight Health launches Spanish telehealth services.

Ro is in talks to acquire at-home sperm storage startup Dadi.

Leading Accelerators DigitalHealth.London and Cedars Sinai partner to support healthtech companies’ internationalization efforts.

Upcoming Events

Nov 23, 2021, 6pm BST: Trends at the Intersection of Beauty and Women’s Health

Join us next week as we take a look beyond what is, explore what’s next and identify and discuss trends at the intersection of beauty and women’s health together with Beauty Independent Senior Editor Claire McCormack!

This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Sagentia Innovation:

Nov 18, 2021, 11am EST: The future of breast cancer screening: a patient-centric approach to invention

Breast cancer is the world’s most prevalent cancer. While breast cancer screening programs have significantly reduced mortality rates, the current standard of care has its limitations. Sagentia Innovation has performed an independent investigation into the unmet needs of patients and clinicians, the emerging technologies in breast cancer screening, and the future innovations set to disrupt this market. Join Sagentia Innovation’s Head of Women’s Health Erica Kantor later today to discuss the results of the research!

In the Know

Femtech Trendwatch: Femtech in UAE, Employer Health Benefits Trends & Beauty meets Women’s Health (Femtech Insider)

The Top 8 Femtech Startups in the UAE (Femtech Insider)

WHAM: The Case to Fund Women’s Health Research – An Economic and Societal Impact Analysis (Femtech Insider)

On-Demand Telehealth Is Booming Even as a Fierce Competitor Remains: The Doctor’s Office (Morning Consult)

The unexpected health impacts of wearable tech (The Verge)

Why Health-Care Workers Are Quitting in Droves (The Atlantic)

“Just Live With It” – Changing the Conversation Around Urinary Incontinence (GirlTalkHQ)

Investment Into Biosciences Boomed With COVID, But Could The Bubble Burst? (Crunchbase News)

How Low Can They Go? Rural Hospitals Weigh Keeping Obstretric Units When Birth Decline (Kaiser Health News)

5 health tech startups targeting the Medicaid population to watch (STAT News)

Why we can’t afford to pretend telehealth is digital health (MobiHealthNews)

Opinion: Why Is It So Dangerous to Be Pregnant in America? (New York Times)

Who’s Hiring? 

Alloy Women’s Health is looking for a Director of Engineering.

Babyscripts is hiring a Product Marketing Manager.

Dame is looking for a Financial Manager.

Hertility is hiring a Content & UX Writer.

Nurx is looking for a Head of Business Development & Sales.

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