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Femtech: Right time, wrong term?

Femtech: Right time, wrong term?

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The meteoric rise of the label "femtech" to describe technology products, apps and hardware addressing women's health and wellbeing issues divides opinion. While some say it helps the sector secure vital funding from male-dominated venture capitalists, others argue that it unnecessarily pigeonholes women's health.So, does it help or hinder?I'm sitting in a trendy meeting room in central London, holding in my palm a little device that looks like a pale green egg with a tail. It's a smart pelvic-floor trainer from Elvie - a vaginal device that syncs with an app via Bluetooth, so you can follow work-outs on your phone.The start-up's chief executive, Tania Boler, reels off a list - which will be familiar to many women - of all the th...