Episode 10: Countdown to Clarity: Breaking Down the Top 10 Myths in Women’s Tech & Health

Dec 8, 2023 | Podcast

In the final episode of Season One, I take a deep dive into dispelling prevalent myths surrounding women’s health and technology. Drawing inspiration from the insights of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, as discussed in “Worthy” and Will’s autobiography “Will,” I compare and contrast their perspectives to shed light on the nuanced intersection of women’s health and technology.

The episode tackles myths surrounding women’s mental health, Femtech, menstrual health, gynecologist visits, women’s sexual desire, and safety concerns in FemTech.

Myth 1. Women are more Emotional than Men By debunking the belief that women are more emotional than men due to hormonal fluctuations, I emphasize that emotional experiences are universal and influenced by various factors.

Myth 2. Mental Health Apps, devices, and other technologies can replace professional mental health therapy.

While it might sound tempting to only rely on convenient technologies developed to improve brain health, a holistic approach to mental well-being will offer better outcomes. Including professional support, community, and self-determining acts of joy is critical for a lasting impact.

Myth 3. Femtech is only about pregnancy and menstrual health. Femtech extends beyond menstrual tracking, challenging stereotypes and highlighting the diverse scope of Femtech, including menopause, breast health, autoimmune diseases, and sexual health.

Myth 5: Women over 40 do not need to worry about getting pregnant.
As more and more choose their 40s to start or grow their families, the need for innovation and support in women’s digital health, particularly for conditions associated with pregnancy over 40, is highlighted.

Listen Now to hear the rest of the myths dispelled!

The podcast will return in early 2024, continuing the journey of empowering women through knowledge about their health in the digital age. Thank you for your unwavering support throughout Season One!

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  • Brandi Sinkfield

    Dr. Brandi, is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, who was inspired by her mother, a registered nurse who graduated with a degree in information technology. Through tough love and support from her father, extended family, and friends she attended Case Western Medical School and received her M.D. She completed residency training at Cleveland Clinic and dual fellowship training at Stanford Anesthesiology in Perioperative Management and Digital Health. Growing up she experienced the lack of transparency, shame and secrecy surrounding women’s health and body confidence driving her to imagine a pathway for her own daughter and other women to access information that empowers them and inspires confidence.