Top Trends In Women’s Health and Why This Matters If TTC
Aug 18, 2022
We’re digging into the top trends in women’s health and femtech.
My goal for the podcast is to bring you cutting-edge practices in functional medicine, functional nutrition, mindset and spirituality so that you can increase your chances of pregnancy success.
I’m excited to share the latest in femtech, sexual health (yes, we’re talking erotica), at-home test kits, the newest research funding, how to know which companies to trust and way more.
Today I’m welcoming Georgie Kovacs back to the podcast. Georgie is the founder of Fempower Health, founded after her first-hand experience with infertility.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How to navigate healthcare dynamics to better inform the approach, especially if you’re struggling to get answers
- Our favourite wearables and femtech devices
- Sperm freezing, sexual health apps, plus at-home testing
3:33 WELCOME GEORGIE & INTRODUCE TODAY’S TOPIC
4:56 WHY WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND HEALTHCARE DYNAMICS
- Many of us realize that we need to know much more about our health when we struggle to get pregnant.
- We need to be proactive about our health.
- The challenges many women experience when trying to be more proactive
- How understanding the dynamics helps us navigate the healthcare space
- Why we often need sub-specialists to be a part of our health team
9:14 WEARABLES & OTHER FEMTECH DEVICES
- The wearables we use and love
- What can be measured using these devices
- Implications of having so many different devices and wearables on the market
12:19 TELEHEALTH & STARTUPS
- The evolution of telehealth services throughout the pandemic
- How startups are meeting the needs of women across their lifecycle
16:36 THE CHANGING FOCUS OF FEMTECH
- The shifting focus from period tracking and fertility to perimenopause and menopause
- We’re seeing more technology navigating into the “how” and optimizing technology and data.
20:43 AT-HOME TESTING
- At-home semen testing kits have been a gamechanger
- Consumers are left to piece together information from a very siloed health industry
- Tests are only the beginning.
- You need to work with a practitioner who can interpret the results and help you figure out the next steps
- The problem many doctors encounter because of the reliance on data
27:54 INNOVATIVE SEX EDUCATION
- Bringing back the intimacy is essential in the fertility journey
33:37 THE TRUST FACTOR
- The limitations of at-home testing and figuring out which companies to trust
36:39 CUSTOMIZED HEALTH SOLUTIONS
- People are leveraging data to find out where the root issues are
39:11 INCREASES IN SPECIALISTS & SUB-SPECIALISTS
- You almost have to find sub-specialists for all the different areas.
- Why more and more doctors are focusing on specific sub-specializations
41:43 HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO TO TRUST ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
- Try to find at least three sources that validate what you’re hearing.
- Pause and assess for the root cause.
45:09 EDUCATION & ADVOCACY GROUPS
- If you’re struggling to get answers, start with the advocacy groups.
- How to identify the right advocacy groups
- Be educated and proactive.
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Connect with Georgie Kovacs & Fempower Health
- Website | Fempower-Health.com
- Fempower Health Podcast
Mentioned in this episode
- Wearable FemTech
- Tia (cross-functional in-person and virtual care for women)
- Maven Clinic (24/7 telehealth)
- Parsley Health (holistic and functional medicine membership)
- Ro Sperm Kit (formerly Dadi) (at-home sperm testing)
- Legacy (at-home sperm testing and freezing)
- Sexual Health/Erotica
- North American Menopause Society | Find a Menopause Practitioner
- Dr. Jill Krapf (vulvar pain specialist)
- Dr. Lora Shahine (fertility specialist)
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