Like many categories in the women’s health space, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been grossly under researched, underfunded and underserved. Yet 1 in 10 women suffer from this chronic condition, which can lead to several different symptoms, including weight gain, infertility, unwanted body hair, acne and depression. The complexity that surrounds this condition often delays diagnosis and confuses patients. Perla Health wants to reinvent PCOS care by providing women with an open and transparent educational space.
The London-based startup officially launches today after a very active and engaged PCOS awareness month. Perla Health is the brainchild of Kathrin Folkendt, who is the founder of Femtech Insider — a platform that publishes Femtech-related news, shares databases, reports and job openings in the space, and spotlights useful products and services for women. .
“I have PCOS myself, so the company’s mission is very close to my