The Femtech Revolution and the Fight for Quality Pelvic Healthcare

Rachel B

During her recent fight with cervical cancer, Rachel Bartholomew had an epiphany. She realized that far too many women were left to navigate pelvic health challenges in the dark. To address this problem, Rachel founded Hyivy Health – a company providing a 3-in-1 pelvic rehab system that connects patients and clinicians to improve support and education around the pelvic health journey.

On this episode of CABHI’s Community of Innovation podcast, Drs. Allison Sekuler and Rosanne Aleong sit down with Rachel to discuss her journey as a femtech entrepreneur, the stigma preventing women from receiving quality pelvic healthcare, and the unique pelvic health challenges facing women from underrepresented communities and members of the LGBTQ2+ community.

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Rachel Bartholomew is a two-time entrepreneur who is now working on her second company, Hyivy Health, created after her recent fight with cervical cancer. Hyivy Health is creating a pelvic rehabilitation device for the one in three women worldwide who will experience a pelvic health complication in their lifetime. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and has been working in various roles in the entrepreneurship ecosystem for over 10 years.


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