sexual health

By Laura Lovett 10:52 am September 10, 2020
Historically, women’s health has not been a dinner conversation topic, especially when talking about sexual health and pleasure. However, the panellists at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Conference argue that it's important to have conversations in order to advance the femtech industry. Today we are seeing the emergence of tools that help women better understand and improve their...
By Laura Lovett 02:32 pm June 30, 2020
While the femtech industry is still very much in the early years, the investor dollars have been pouring in. Last week, at Women of Wearables’ femtech forum, a panel of investors sat down to talk virtually about the state of female focused digital health.   “I don’t think it’s painting something pretty and putting makeup on it. It’s a true data gap we have,” Sophia Bendz, partner at Atomico, said...
By Dave Muoio 02:44 pm February 3, 2020
Legacy, a male fertility startup offering sperm freezing and analytics, has raised $3.5 million in a new funding round, CEO Khaled Kteily confirmed to MobiHealthNews. The funding was headlined by a “major” investment from Section 32, with Y Combinator and prior backer Bain Capital Ventures also lending their support. WHAT THEY DO Born out of the Harvard Innovation Labs alumni incubator program, ...
By Laura Lovett 03:51 pm November 20, 2019
This morning virtual medicine company MeMD announced that it added men’s and women’s health services to its suite of products. The company's tool now provides services that cater to specific sexual health needs for both genders including erectile dysfunction concerns for men and birth control needs for women. The service will also address skin concerns and hair loss.  Patients first take a...
By Laura Lovett 04:00 pm January 29, 2019
Hims — an online mail-order men’s health company that uses remote consultation to prescribe cosmetic and sexual health products — has landed $100 million in new funding, according to the publication Recode, which first published the scoop this morning. Following the investment, the company will be valued at $1 billion.  This news comes shortly after the San Francisco-based company launched Hers,...
By Laura Lovett 02:33 pm January 25, 2019
Yesterday Planned Parenthood rolled out a new chatbot designed to help teenage girls get answers to questions about sexual health and puberty. The idea is to give young people a place to ask questions that have often been stigmatized or considered embarrassing. The bot, called Roo, has been trained to answer an array of questions from how to handle a crush to concerns about sexually transmitted...
By Dave Muoio 04:32 pm November 2, 2017
Researchers at Portland State University have teamed up with Oakland, California-based dfusion, a health tech startup focused on behavior change research, to develop a mobile app for HIV prevention among transgender women. The app, which will be called Transwomen Connected, will also be designed as a resource for transgender women to speak with a network of supportive peers. The project is funded...
By Aditi Pai 01:48 pm September 18, 2013
The New Mexico Department of Health launched a sexual health texting service for teens and parents last week called BrdsNBz. While the service offers teens an alternative to their parents when they want to discuss sexual health, the service also allows parents to ask questions on talking to their kids about sex. The service is available in Spanish and English. The service is based off a similar...