fertility

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    Future Family wants to give women a more affordable option in fertility treatments

    Future Family wants to give women a more affordable option in fertility treatments

    More women are having kids in their 30s than in their 20s. However, those closer to 40 than 30 face higher risks than their younger counterparts. Add to that 1 in every 8 couples in the U.S. have some type of fertility issue. More couples are looking at IVF and other fertility treatments. But those treatments can be costly. A new Bay Area startup, Future Family, hopes to change that. Read More

  • Biem is the first virtual sexual health service

    Biem is the first virtual sexual health service

    Talking about sexual health makes folks squeamish. While sexuality and dating have, for the most part, been taken care of by technology there isn’t much talk of sexual health online. Until Biem. Biem is an app and service that makes it easy to talk to a sexual healthcare representative and get tests taken. It also lets you anonymously notify sexual partners if something is amiss and… Read More

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    Scientists 3D-printed ovaries and made mouse babies

    Scientists 3D-printed ovaries and made mouse babies

    Scientists from Northwestern University have developed a bioprosthetic ovary using 3D-printing technology and produced living, breathing mouse offspring from them. Northwestern’s Feinberg school of medicine and McCormick school of engineering came together for the project using 3D-printing technology and follicles from prior ovarian tissue to form a scaffold that was then placed inside… Read More

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    At-home sperm health selfies are on the rise

    At-home sperm health selfies are on the rise

    There seems to be a trend bubbling up for better tech to test a guy’s sperm in the privacy of his own home. A Harvard-designed sperm motility app made headlines last week with a cheap, at-home test, and now YO, a “sperm selfie” app and FDA-approved device, has just started shipping. Read More

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    Women’s health startup Celmatix now offers genetic testing for fertility issues

    Women’s health startup Celmatix now offers genetic testing for fertility issues

    Celmatix, a startup with a focus on personalized medicine for women, wants to take some of the mystery out of the science of baby-making with a new type of DNA-based fertility test called Fertilome. Fertilome looks at 49 variants in 32 genes that give you a likelihood or not for inherited disorders such as endometriosis or PCOS to help women determine the best course of action to take based… Read More

  • Ava, the fertility wearable, raises $9.7M to help families conceive

    Ava, the fertility wearable, raises $9.7M to help families conceive

    Ava, a medical technology company focused on women’s reproductive health, announced today that it has raised a $9.7 million Series A. The investment was led by European VC firm Polytech Ventures with Blue Ocean Ventures, Global Sources and the company’s existing seed investors Swisscom and ZKB participating. Ava originally launched as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield… Read More

  • Want to increase your chances with IVF? Make more money or become a teacher says FertilityIQ

    Want to increase your chances with IVF? Make more money or become a teacher says FertilityIQ

    Money and teaching might seem at odds with one another but a study out from the Yelp for fertility treatments startup FertilityIQ found both to be the best indicators of success with IVF. FertilityIQ is one of many pregnancy-focused tech companies busy gathering new information from couples trying to conceive. While part of that information can be utilized for further research to help… Read More

  • 23andMe and Women’s Health Startup Celmatix Combine Forces To Research Genes Affecting Infertility

    23andMe and Women’s Health Startup Celmatix Combine Forces To Research Genes Affecting Infertility

    Humans have been having humans for hundreds of thousands of years as part of our genetic drive so it seems counter-Darwinian that some genes might work against our ability to make a baby. But that is exactly what certain genes might be doing, according to women’s health startup Celmatix, and they are now working with 23andMe to hopefully figure out why. Celmatix tries to take the… Read More

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    Ava Is A Bracelet That Aims To Predict The Most Likely Days For Women To Get Pregnant

    Ava Is A Bracelet That Aims To Predict The Most Likely Days For Women To Get Pregnant

    Ava, a health tracking bracelet for women collects hormonal and other data in an effort to predict a woman’s period and the days of the month she is most likely to get pregnant. The bracelet works by monitoring slight hormonal changes in a woman’s body that are normally unable for women to see or feel. Ava collects over 3 million data points relating to these changes every… Read More