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1 Billion.

It’s a number too big to brush off. By the year 2025, there will be 1 billion women globally experiencing the symptoms of menopause.

We are looking for the best creative minds to build tech-enabled products and solutions to address the more than 35 symptoms of menopause. Let’s give prime time women a sense of control, comfort, and wellness during the change.

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Let’s Hack a Solution for Menopause

Menopause is a stage of life that nearly every woman will experience. Yet, this very natural phase in a woman’s life is often not discussed nor well understood. 

This topic has lived in the shadows for way too long; it’s time to shine a light on it. AARP Innovation Labs is diving in head first, to open the dialogue, making it okay to talk about, and seeking solutions that help women manage their symptoms.

One in three American women are currently in a phase of menopause

20% of the American workforce is currently experiencing menopause1

Very few women use hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

80% of women are interested in tech solutions to relieve their symptoms2

So, What

Is Menopause?

Perimenopause

Average Length: 4-10 Years

Symptoms are most intense

Menopause

The point in time when a woman’s period has stopped for 12 continuous months

Postmenopause

Average Length: 4-10 Years

New symptoms may arise

The average age of menopause in the U. S. is 51. Perimenopause is the 4-10 years leading up to that point can bring a variety of disruptive symptoms to a woman. In the postmenopausal period, some symptoms can diminish, while new ones appear. 

Hot flashes are the most known symptom of menopause

Did you know there are over 35 other symptoms that women might experience during the three phases of menopause?

Tingling Extremities

Osteoporosis

Difficulties
Concentrating

Dizziness

Allergies

Electric Shocks

Gum Problems

Hair Loss

Panic Disorder

Fatigue

Irregular
Periods

Joint Pain

Irritability

Burning Tongue

Hot Flushes

Vaginal Dryness

Mood Swings

Night Sweats

Breast Soreness

Incontinence

Weight Gain

Irregular Heartbeat

Change in Odor

Sleep Disorders

Memory Lapses

Why Now?

It’s time we developed innovative solutions for women in this phase of life and we invite you to join us in exploring this relatively unaddressed market in how tech can positively impact menopause and give women control, comfort, and wellness.

Femtech is one of the fastest growing sectors in technology. Projected to be over $50B by 2025, this is an opportunity to get in on the front end of tech specifically addressing menopause!

The Femtech industry is expected to reach $50 billion by 2025.3

Women drive 70-80% of all consumer purchasing, through a combination of their buying power and influence.4

Tech solutions for menopause are limited.

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