Tackling Unexplained Infertility with Dr. Amy Beckley, Founder and CEO of Proov

Tackling Unexplained Infertility with Dr. Amy Beckley, Founder and CEO of Proov

How Dr. Amy's rediscovery of long-forgotten research and her courage to stand up to Big Pharma are helping women get and stay pregnant.

Hello everyone and welcome back to Misseducated, with me, your host, Tash Doherty.

This week we’re diving into the subject of unexplained infertility with Dr. Amy Beckley, the founder and CEO of Proov. In this episode she shares with us how her experience of having 7 miscarriages fueled her to create the leading products in at-home fertility and hormonal testing kits.

We talk about how she bootstrapped the company and brought these sorely-needed femtech products to market from an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, of all things. We’ll also touch on how an over-the-counter medication with a $10 co pay could save you from having to do a $40,000 round of IVF if you’re trying to conceive, and also the surprising impact that the reversal of Roe v. Wade has had data centers and the security around women’s health data.

So please, enjoy! 🎧 🎙️

Links to things mentioned in the episode

Dr. Amy’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amybeckley/

Proov’s website: https://proovtest.com/

Some of Amy’s research on cancer: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233749462_IL-1b_promotes_stemness_and_invasiveness_of_colon_cancer_cells_through_Zeb1_activation

Proov’s Indiegogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/at-home-ovulation-double-check-test#/

Proov’s announcement of their Series A: https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/15/proov-raises-9-7m-series-a-for-at-home-ovulation-testing-platform/

Proov’s Crunchbase profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/proovtest

Article on Japan’s population crisis: https://thediplomat.com/2023/01/japans-population-crisis-nears-point-of-no-return/

Iceland’s maternity and paternity leave policy as of 2017: https://www.leavenetwork.org/fileadmin/user_upload/k_leavenetwork/country_notes/2017/Iceland.FINAL.2may2017.pdf

Article on Proov’s decision to switch data centers following the Roe v. Wade decision: https://www.protocol.com/enterprise/proov-fertility-data-google-aws

Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh, The Egg Whisperer: https://eggwhisperer.com/about/

Dr. John Park, Carolina Conceptions: https://carolinaconceptions.com/about/doctors-providers/park

Dr. Josh Klein, Extend Fertility: https://extendfertility.com/about-extend-fertility/

Dr. Gary Levy, My Fertility Cloud: https://myfertilitycloud.com/

Misseducated is the show about unlearning and the female experience. Covering topics like sex workers' rights, femtech, porn, domestic violence and fertility, Tash Doherty discovers the stories of fascinating people and explores their unusual viewpoints in conversations we rarely have.
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