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“Axena Health is a women-founded, women-funded, women-focused company. We’re grateful to extend this solution globally, where an even greater number of women are silently enduring the significant medical, social and economic effects of incontinence.” Axena Health CEO Eileen Maus. Image: Axena Health


Axena Health secures $25M Series A investment to accelerate global adoption of Leva, its digital health treatment for female incontinence.

Spanish women’s health diagnostics startup Innitius raises €1.8M to invest in R&D and growth.

Danish startup Wawa Fertility launches in the UK.

Gameto licenses Wyss Institute‘s technology for growing human ovaries from Harvard University.

New Campaign: Sexual wellness brand HANX wants you to “open up” about vaginismus.

FDA grants 510(k) clearance to the Perifit kegel exercise device.

Neotech acquires breastfeeding assistance device Laally Bridge.

In the Know

As Overloaded Families Turn to Famtech, Funding Follows (Crunchbase)

A Fraught New Frontier in Telehealth: Ketamine (New York Times)

NY Innovation Report Shows Funding Plummet for Women’s Health; Biotech Startups Gain Interest (MedCityNews)

FDA to require diversity plans for clinical trials (Nature)

Can Any Amount of Money Turn the Tide on Global Fertility? (Washington Post)

Current treatments for cramps aren’t cutting it. Why aren’t there better options? (STAT News)

Shop loyalty card data may help to spot ovarian cancer (BBC)

When Women Suffer from Online Hate, So Do Democracies (Time)

Top Seed Trends Include Carbon Capture, Women’s Health And AI Productivity (Crunchbase News)

Who’s Hiring?

Organon is looking for an Associate Director: Privacy.

Hertility is hiring a Product Marketing Lead.

Aunt Flow is looking for a Brand and Marketing Communications Manager.

Evvy is hiring a Strategy & Operations Manager.

Visit the Femtech Insider Job Board to see more roles or to add your own if you’re hiring! 

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