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Over 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci Fascinated by the anatomical anatomy of the uterus It aimed to reveal the secrets behind pregnancy and pregnancy complications about pregnant women who passed away. But Da Vinci was confused. Shockingly, there will still be much to learn in 2023, as women’s health remains one of the most underfunded, understudied, and underserved areas of investment and research. There are still many left.
This is an opportunity for a large audience (perhaps all families) to participate, with very low competition due to historical underinvestment. The market is poised for a breakthrough with the rise of genomics and AI to fill extremely unmet needs. Now is the time to invest and innovate.
As more women share their experiences, their stories highlight how America is failing moms, and we need to take action and create breakthroughs in women’s and pregnancy health. This increases the urgency to innovate. Recent CDC data It shows a 40% increase in maternal mortality in the United States. Pregnancy is more dangerous for the mother than before.
The maternal health crisis is even more devastating for Black women, who are 2.5 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women.and 80% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable, highlights the need for us as a society to do more to make pregnancy and childbirth a dignified and safe experience for everyone. I believe that as entrepreneurs, founders, technologists and others, we must lead the way on this issue.
We have entered a golden age of medicine. From the lightning-fast development of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine that saved millions of lives, to amazing advances in immunotherapeutic interventions targeting metastatic cancer, to the emergence of AI and machine learning to accelerate drug treatments. Developments across the medical field have been remarkable, and given the pace of daily progress, this is an exciting time to be in medicine. Compared to crowded fields such as oncology and other biotech fields, only a handful of companies are championing the huge opportunity in maternal health and working to become true leaders in this field.
Women’s health remains one of the most underfunded, understudied, and underserved areas of investment and research.
It is clear that maternal health has been left behind amid medical advances. This is troubling because a woman’s health is her family’s health. Women who experience pregnancy complications face problems such as: Increased risk of heart disease, stroke, mental health condition and premature deathchildren born prematurely, increasing risk You will face many lifelong challenges. This disproportionate impact on families means that women’s health must concern all of us, not just mothers. This can and must change. Maternal health is the health of the family.
Women’s health needs to be a new frontier for technology investment
Understanding and believing the truth that women’s health is family health is a critical first step to ushering in a new wave of investment and attention to companies focused on improving women’s health outcomes. .This once again highlights a huge need and Opportunity — The market is large, with nearly 4 million babies born in the United States each year. Healthy, uncomplicated pregnancies increase children’s ability to achieve good health outcomes throughout their lives, creating a positive ripple effect on human health. Their families and future families for generations to come.
Another important step to encourage investment and attention to women’s health is to increase the number of women in high-level positions in technology, venture capital, government, and more. Simply put, we need more women in high-impact roles. Among venture investors, women make up only 9% of all venture capitalists in the United States. Holds only 25% of seats in the US Senate and 28% of seats in the US House of Representatives. And only 37 of the women currently serving in Congress are mothers of children under 18.
We’re happy to report that approximately two-thirds of Mirvie’s leadership team are women.
In addition to having more women investors, elected officials, founders, and CEOs, we need men in these positions to champion maternal health. It’s amazing how backward we have become in the 21st century. Reversing trends in maternal mortality and morbidity is one of the greatest societal challenges we face. We need to scale up our support and ensure that both men and women can help drive change to build a healthier future for their families.
While there is much despair and gloom about the current state of maternal health, it is important to recognize the hope and hope for a breakthrough on the horizon.from Prediction of pregnancy complications, Targeted treatment if complications occurand a concerted effort to Increase access to doulas and other health care providers to improve outcomes, we seek to increase investment, attention, and opportunity to advance women’s health.
In the world of technology and venture capital, we have the immense privilege of being able to provide the resources needed to fund life-changing and even life-improving companies that advance women’s health. . Now is the time to give them the attention and investment they deserve to create a world where all pregnancies are as safe and healthy as possible.