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“Black and Indigenous birthing individuals are represented in Mahmee’s population at three times the rate of the U.S. birth census and yet Mahmee’s birth outcomes are much better than the national average, which demonstrates that the country’s maternal healthcare disparities are solvable”, says Mahmee Co-founder & CEO Melissa Hanna, JD, MBA. Image: Mahmee

Highlights

Maternal health startup Mahmee raises a $9.2M Series A to invest in growth and partnerships.

Hertilityacquires Netherlands-based hormone testing company Grip as it gears up for international expansion.

Biotech company Mirvie raises $60M in funding for its TNA platform focused on early prediction of pregnancy complications.

Hannah Life Technologies raises a $5.15M in pre-Series A funding to take its at-home fertility solution to market.

Sexual wellness startup Lorals, who reinvented the dental dam, receives FDA clearance for STI protection.

Legacy raises $25M in Series B funding with plans to go hybrid and invest in growth.

Newly launched Impact Fund Beyond Capital Ventures invests in Kasha‘s Series A2 bridge round.

GE Healthcare partners with maternal health medtech company Pulsenmore including up to $50M investment.

Celmatix reaches a key preclinical milestone in its premature menopause prevention drug program.

OCON Healthcare is among the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers of 2022.

Sexual wellness app Emjoy gets suspended from Google Play.

Menopause brand Womaness is now sold at Ulta, the largest beauty retailer in the U.S.

According to a new study by Alife Health AI models can help optimize ovulation trigger injection timing to improve IVF outcomes.

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In the Know

Femtech Trendwatch: The Stigmatization of Women’s Health, An Inclusive Approach to Fertility & The Rise of Hybrid Care (Femtech Insider)

Why Heart Disease in Women Is So Often Missed or Dismissed (The New York Times)

Flourishing fertility: How Israeli tech is helping families conceive (Geek Time)

The Still-Misunderstood Shape of the Clitoris (The Atlantic)

If there is a digital health bubble, does it really matter for entrepreneurs? (STAT)

What it’s like to be a full-time telemedicine doctor (Second Opinion / Substack)

Interview: This Black Labor Nurse Launched a Pregnancy App to Support Black Mothers – Her’s Why (People of Color in Tech)

Diversity Boosts Profits in Venture Capital Firms (Forbes)

Seniors aren’t tech averse. We’re just not designing for their needs (MobiHealthNews)

Who’s Hiring? 

Unfabled is hiring a Head of Marketing.

Future Family is looking for a Data Engineer.

Hertility is looking for an HR Lead.

Flo Health is hiring a Head of Retention.

Inne is looking for a Senior Brand Designer.

Visit the Femtech Insider Job Board to see more roles or to add your own! 

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