What is FemTech?

Feb 19, 2024 | General Health

Over the last few decades, technology has become ingrained into our everyday lives. In fact, many of us could never imagine leaving our homes without the security and connectivity supplied by our smartphones. 

Yet, as an emphasis on women’s healthcare continues to gain speed, so does the world of FemTech. FemTech involves software, diagnostics, products, and services that strive to support and improve women’s health—and in turn, help address unmet healthcare needs.

So, let’s dig into the world of FemTech further. How can it help you or your loved ones? What else should you know?

How FemTech Fills the Gender Gap

Many older health-based studies are often based on men or animal studies. The unfortunate truth is that women’s representation has been sorely lacking. And as more research emerges, we’re realising, as Dr Stacy Sims says, “Women are not small men.”

FemTech is the intersection of healthcare and technology, which addresses various women’s needs including:

  • Menstruation
  • Fertility
  • Birth control
  • Pelvic health
  • Breastfeeding
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Menopause
  • And more!

In particular, there have been many companies that have invested in products or software supporting women in menopause—a once taboo topic. For instance, there are hot flash trackers, pelvic floor exercise apps, and more.

Many experts even claim we’re just at the start of this revolution. The hope is that FemTech will help guide health and wellness care to:

  • Support marginalised groups
  • Improve diagnosing
  • Empower women through education and awareness
  • Improve delivery of care
  • Eliminate negativity or taboos regarding women’s issues

All in all, it’s exciting and definitely a positive side of technology in a world where we often talk about the negative effects. The future will tell all, but so far, there’s tons of promise and hope here.

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