Tag: Women’s Health

How ‘Femtech’ Is Busting Taboos Around Women’s Health and Wellness

By Karen Pallarito If you haven’t noticed all the new wearables, mobile apps, self-care gadgets, or tech-enabled services designed for women’s health, well, you’re just not paying attention. Femtech is seeping into daily life. Hands-free breast pumps are a thing; period underwear is everywhere. To many industry leaders, femtech is more than a market sector—it’s a movement. “It’s giving a voice…

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Women Turn To TikTok For Health Information and OBGYNs Are There To Meet Them

By Katie Kindelan When Dr. Danielle Jones, a board-certified OBGYN, wants to talk about a women’s health issue, all she has to do is log onto TikTok and her message is heard. One recent video of Jones talking about period pain on the short-form, video-sharing app garnered more than 480,000 likes and nearly 4,000 comments. In another video with more than 100,000 likes, Jones takes on…

4 Unique Health Benefits of Mindful Meditation For Women

The reasons why many people turn to mindful meditation are somewhat universal. People want a safe and effective way to reduce stress, relieve pain and promote a better overall health. But amidst the world of health benefits that researchers directly link to mindful meditation, there are a number related, specifically, to women. Thanks to several studies on how meditation affects the female…

Cary Caster on Turning Aromatherapy into a Profitable Venture

Cary Caster, an aromatherapist and ethnobotanist, has founded a company that is making aromatherapy and essential oils accessible and user-friendly for the masses. Aromatherapy – relaxation, healing through oils and blends and the purest of ingredients have a tendency to be perceived as a whimsical field, especially given the lack of information, until now. Caster is bringing the information, the science,…

Digital Contraceptives And Period Trackers: The Rise of Femtech.

With market predicted to be worth $50billion by 2025, is women’s health no longer being overlooked by tech? Digital contraceptive techniques have been on the receiving end of bad press recently after Swedish company Natural Cycles was described as “misleading” by the UK’s advertising body, and a number of women complained about becoming pregnant while relying on the app. But…

Lola Modernizes Feminine Tampons

Lola, the new direct-to-consumer tampon brand founded by two Dartmouth grads, Jordana Kier and Alexandra Friedman, is on a mission to revolutionize the feminine care category. The NYC-based startup aims to improve a professional woman’s feminine care across her reproductive cycle starting with its convenient and flexible online subscription service, tampon ingredient and design enhancements, transparent business model, and modern…