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“For many people, surrogacy is the best and only option for starting or growing a family, but both potential surrogates and intended parents find the industry cost prohibitive, difficult to navigate and, frankly, frustrating. That’s what we’re working to change.” Nodal Founder & CEO & IVF specialist Dr. Brian Levine

This Week’s Highlights

Nodal launches with $4.7M in seed funding to transform the surrogacy experience.

Cake adds $8M in Series A funding to build the world’s most approachable sexual wellness brand.

Zócalo Health raises $5M in seed funding to launch culturally competent digital primary care services for Latinos in the U.S.

Hologic‘s Global Women’s Health Index finds barriers to preventative care and a growing gap in women’s well-being between high- and low-income countries.

The NIH launches Bridge2AI, a new program to expand the use of A.I. in biomedical and behavioral research.

Round-up: New Executive Hires at Clue, TherapeuticsMD, Béa Fertility and P.volve

Apiafrique launches Weerwi, the first cycle tracking and menstrual health app in Senegal.

Future Fertility receives CE Mark approval for its AI-powered oocyte-assessment tools.

Walmart partners with Kindbody to offer fertility and family-building benefits to its employees.

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In the Know

Femtech Trendwatch: It’s World Contraception Day! (Femtech Insider)

How Hello Heart is Combating Heart Health Inequities with Digital Therapeutics (Femtech Insider)

The unspoken reason women leave the workforce (FastCompany)

The Abortion Crisis Manager (The Cut)

Digital Health Is Dead. Long Live Digital Health. (Medium / Slow Ventures)

‘It is sinking us even further’: STI clinics, already stretched thin, strain under weight of monkeypox response (STAT News)

Why It Costs 300K+ More To Be a Woman Than To Be a Man (HerMoney)

“The Gospel of Wellness” Author Rina Raphael On Why The Wellness Industry As We’ve Known It Is Losing Its Grip On Consumers (Beauty Independent)

‘Femtech’ gains traction in Japanese worker benefits (Nikkei Asia)

Who’s Hiring?

Gameto is hiring a Clinical Project Manager.

Parsley Health is looking for a SVP, Health Plan Business Development.

Inne is looking for a Senior Product Manager.

Joylux is hiring a Partner Marketing Manager.

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

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