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“Whether it’s a pregnant woman faced with access issues in rural America, working parents in India needing financial support and navigation for infertility treatment, a same-sex couple facing bias in the opaque surrogacy industry, or a senior executive unable to get support for menopause, our platform shows up reliably, affordably, and relentlessly focused on patient outcomes.” Kate Ryder, Founder & CEO of Maven Clinic. Image: Maven Clinic

This Week’s Highlights

Maven Clinic adds $90M in Series E funding to further scale its virtual clinic for women’s and family health.

Contraline adds $7.2M in funding; announces first patients successfully implanted in male contraceptive study.

Northwell Holdings and Aegis Ventures team up and invest $8.4M to launch Upliv, a new menopause startup.

UK-based luna launches its app for teen health and wellbeing with £600K in pre-seed funding.

GrandNanny raises £400K in pre-seed funding for its intergenerational childcare platform.

TMRW Life Sciences receives FDA clearance for CryoRobot Select, its automated IVF specimen storage solution.

Fitness and health tracker WHOOP identifies a novel pregnancy digital biomarker to screen for premature birth.

Sema4 cuts 500 jobs in exit from reproductive, women’s health testing.

Sebela Pharmaceuticals launches a new division dedicated to women’s health.

Amazon launches a new virtual care service: Amazon Clinic.

In the Know

Spotlight: Autoimmune Diseases (Femtech Insider)

How Stix and Cake Turned a Troll Attack into a Vehicle for Education and Visibility (Beauty Independent)

In a first, a fatal enzyme deficiency is treated in the womb (STATNews)

Interview with Sylvia Kang, Co-founder & CEO at Home Healthcare Company Mira (TechRound UK)

How doulas could help prevent the harms that happen during child birth (STAT News)

‘This is our new normal’: Fertility treatment advocates are gearing up to fight abortion bans and personhood laws (The 19th)

Two Fathers One Egg. A New Technique for Same Sex Conception for Men Raises Some Tricky Questions (Neo.Life)

FemTech and the moonshot for menstruation science (The Boston Globe)

Chelsea Clinton on abortion care and the connection between democracy and women’s health (STAT News)

This New Study of Stereotypes About Middle-Aged Women Will Make Your Head Explode From Rage (Inc.)

Who’s Hiring?

Daye is looking for a Head of Global Health Strategy.

Aunt Flow is hiring a Brand and Marketing Communications Manager.

Contraline is looking for a Laboratory Technician.

Tia is hiring a Sr. Manager, Growth Marketing.

Aila Health is looking for a Chief of Staff.

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

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