Telehealth more popular with women



While women are more likely than men to visit doctors and use healthcare services in general, a study finds that telehealth seems to be uniquely attractive to women, writes Rebecca Pifer for MedTechDive.

The convenience of virtual care is beneficial for carers – a historically female role – and the pandemic has seen many carers using virtual care to triage needs for their loved ones and themselves, experts say.

As a result, start-ups have cropped up over the last 18 months, creating a booming growth in the ‘femtech’ sector, raising $1.3bn across 26 deals.

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