Every Thursday we send out a curated newsletter on all things femtech and women’s health innovation. This is an excerpt from the latest edition. If you’d like to subscribe, you can do so at the bottom of this page.

“We feel happy and proud that Grace Health can gear up with Penda Health to fully reach the expansive vision that we set out for.” Therese Mannheimer, Founder of Grace Health


Kenyan medical care chain Penda acquires femtech startup Grace Health to bolster its on-demand telehealth offering.

Needed raises $14M to champion better nutrition standards for women during pregnancy and beyond.

Gynesonics announces $67M financing to expand commercialization of its Sonata procedure targeting uterine fibroids.

Female-led Black Opal Ventures raises $58M for inaugural healthtech VC fund.

Daye introduces novel at-home STI screening tampon.

Telehealth abortion provider Choix closes virtual doors and launches partnership with carafem.

Midi Health expands virtual clinic services for menopause care to all 50 U.S. States.

Texas A&M Health and Philips expand their partnership to improve maternal health with their Pregancy+ app.

Femtech Investment Round-up (October 2023)

In the Know

Reframing Stigma: Breaking Down Barriers in Women’s Health (Femtech Insider)

Femography‘s Intelligent Clothing Line Targets Menopause with Patented Technology (Femtech Insider)

A Modest Proposal to Save Mother’s Lives (The Atlantic)

Comprehensive primary care model drives better health outcomes for women, Tia data shows (Fierce Healthcare)

BlackRock study finds gender-balances companies outperform peers (Financial Times)

Infant Deaths Have Risen for the First Time in 20 Years (The New York Times)

‘We’re sedating women with self-care‘: how we became obsessed with wellness (Guardian)

The Millenopause Era (WWD)

Women’s Health Has a Diversity Problem & It’s Hurting Patients (SheKnows)

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