Poor access to healthcare is common across the US, leading a growing number of people to try out telemedicine and embrace the wellness movement. Hailed as the ‘Glossier of femtech’, Hers is going direct to consumers with Insta-friendly prescription solutions to hair, skin, and sexual problems.
Wellness brand Goop has come under fire for peddling ‘alternative medicine’ with pseudoscientific claims – yet the backlash had little effect on fans. Amid increasingly unaffordable healthcare and falling pharmaceutical trust, how are unconventional remedies giving people a sense of control?
FemTech is a booming market both in the UK and worldwide. Inherently feminist in its values, its success has shown a real willingness to open up the discussion about female health and wellness. As it continues to grow, how is technology helping women solve issues that have long felt ignored?
We can’t get enough of supplements – half of Americans take them regularly – but with little evidence to support their health claims and worries over their contents, people are looking for clarity and transparency. Ritual delivers both, providing a ‘clean label’ vitamin for the wellness movement.
While people may associate erectile dysfunction and baldness treatments with older men, Hims is targeting a younger market. By using a tone of voice that’s more approachable than a regular pharma firm, it’s helping to guide them around the pain points that impact personal health and self-care.