Women have to deal with very specific health and wellness issues early on. From that first drop of blood, they must learn to openly embrace the hassle of getting a period, which can be accompanied by symptoms like migraines, cramping, bloating, irritability -- you name it. And they can also suffer from irregular periods, which is a whole other stress factor. To remedy these ills, New York City-based Food Period offers women a healthier alternative to the pill: seed syncing.
This morning, the Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a federal lawsuit against Lyft at The United States District Court for the Northern District of California. According to the complaint, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing app excludes persons with mobility disabilities who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVs) in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This year's International Women's Day campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter -- be it raising awareness against bias, fighting for gender equity or celebrating women's achievements. One sector that is key in helping women feel more empowered is Femtech: female technologies and services that are disrupting women's health to provide more actionable information about hormones, menstrual cycles, sexual wellness and more.
From ovulation-tracking bracelets to period-tracking apps and smart breast pumps, these startups are providing women of all ages with more modern solutions -- whether you're a hormonal teenager, a new mom or a menopausal mess. But people tend to overlook the importance and necessity of low-tech solutions, like simple period products.