Health Science

Meet The Femtech Disrupters Challenging The Healthcare Status Quo

The health and sex industry have been designed with men in mind. These women are on a mission to change that.

By Natalie Cornish

Health Science

The health and sex industry have been designed with men in mind. These women are on a mission to change that.

By Natalie Cornish

Period-tracking apps, smart pregnancy wearables, pelvic floor trainers, a medical centre where you can book a gynaecology appointment just as easily as that Bikram class – women’s healthcare is undergoing a much-needed technological revolution right now as ‘Femtech’ (Female Technology) explodes.

Crunchbase reported 21 per cent of all female tech start-ups are healthcare-focused in 2017, while global business and research consultants Frost and Sullivan say that number is on the rise, estimating the femtech industry could be worth a staggering USD$50 billion by 2025. Femtech, they say, “refers to software, diagnostics, products, and services that use technology to improve women’s health. [It] involves the use of digital health to motivate patients to access and use applications for managing women’s health issues”.

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