Female-focused technology, or femtech, is a branch of innovative technology that focuses on women’s health. Apps such as Moody and Elvie are paving the way for a market of products that focus on women’s health issues often ignored and silenced by taboo. Portable and easy technologies that track hormone changes during periods, provide guided training for pelvic floor strengthening, or discrete cordless breast pumps are among some of the innovations that femtech has launched in the past few years. Healthcare technology has historically been male-focused and male-designed, but femtech is changing that, prioritizing women’s health and wellbeing.
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If you want to find out more about femtech’s innovations in menstrual hygiene technology you can check out this article.
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You can support and find out more about the world of femtech on the FemTech Collective website here.