Maven Clinic acquires Natayl, Expands UK & European Network

Maven Clinic

US-based women’s health platform Maven Clinic is expanding its fight for better outcomes.

What’s happening: Maven, an employer-sponsored virtual clinic for holistic reproductive and maternal health, acquired London-based women’s health platform Naytal.

From fertility and family planning to maternity, postpartum, and menopausal care, the deal strengthens Maven’s presence in the UK and European regions.

Between the lines: Maven already provides personalised care to members in 175 countries, including employees of 70 corporate clients in the UK — its second-largest market after the US. Adding Naytal’s network allows it to better navigate the cultural and regulatory context of each region.

It’s a welcome expansion for US, UK, and EU alike because, unfortunately, the specific needs of women are underserved just about everywhere.

The Gender Care Gap

Women’s health affects half of the world’s population, yet the numerous barriers to care are deeply entrenched in a flawed system.

From underrepresentation in studies to lack of gender-specific training for clinicians, the disparities in outcomes speak for themselves:

  • Women are diagnosed on average four years later than men across 770+ diseases.
  • Women typically get prescribed less pain medication after identical procedures.
  • 84% of women say that, because they’re not listened to by clinicians, they often have to advocate for themselves over multiple visits to receive a diagnosis.

A new era. While the women’s health category is still nascent, private and public orgs are broadening their footprints in holistic and empathetic care for previously taboo issues.

  • Last fall, London-born fertility and family planning platform Apricity secured €17M to scale clinical services across Europe.
  • In January, UK-based employer-sponsored women’s health platform Peppy raised £37.1M (€41M) to expand its services to the US.
  • This March, NHS England invested £25M to develop “women’s health hubs” to menopausal care, menstrual health, and contraception more accessible.

Looking ahead: Women desperately need care sensitive to their many biological life phases. Sick of one-size-fits-all options, women’s health services like Maven may become a nonnegotiable—and universal—benefit.

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