NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2023
In a striking revelation, Kindra, the trailblazing brand championing sex-positive and vaginal health, has brought to light an alarming statistic: nearly 1 in 3 women aged 45-54 has been misdiagnosed during menopause. This has ignited Kindra’s mission to revolutionize menopause care by addressing the pressing need for comprehensive medical access.
Today, Kindra stands at the forefront, introducing a dynamic medical advisory board comprising esteemed professionals who are poised to drive this transformative change. Spearheaded by Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD, FACOG, and Dr. Seema Shah, MD, MPH, FACOG, alongside the collaborative expertise of Dr. Juliana Hauser, PhD, LMFT, Kindra heralds a new era of women’s health. Notably, Kindra has also cemented partnerships with Gennev and Origin, esteemed menopause healthcare providers, with a collective mission of closing the prevailing care gap.
The landscape of menopause care paints a vivid picture of the need for this initiative, as highlighted by a recent Harris poll:
A staggering 29% of women aged 45-54 were initially diagnosed with conditions unrelated to menopause.
Worries loom, with 32% of women questioning their healthcare providers’ knowledge of menopause.
A concerning 36% fear being dismissed or misinformed about menopause by their healthcare professionals.
An astonishing 88% of women aged 35 and above experience menopause symptoms.
Shockingly, 60% of women consulting doctors for menopause report dissatisfaction with the advice received.
Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, the Founder of KINDRA, says, “Misdiagnosis remains a pervasive issue, and despite growing awareness about menopause, the care of our intimate health remains inadequately addressed.” KINDRA is steadfastly committed to elevating the quality of care and empowering the community with the resources needed to advocate for their holistic well-being, sexual health, and comfort.
KINDRA’s Medical Advisors, integral to the brand’s journey since its inception in 2020, have played a pivotal role in research and development, education, and guidance. Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, a prominent board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist, renowned for The Menopause Bootcamp, partners with Kindra to offer evidence-based solutions. Dr. Seema Shah, a trailblazing board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecological Surgeon, renowned hospital menopause expert, and public health advocate, further strengthens KINDRA’s mission. Dr. Juliana Hauser, a respected sex and relationship expert, brings a holistic approach to collaborative content creation, fostering inclusivity and education tailored to the community’s needs.
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg Lenz, Kindra’s Senior Medical Advisor, eloquently reflects, “Menopause is a deeply personal journey, and individuality defines the path each woman takes.” She stresses the importance of tailoring solutions to suit individual needs, aligning perfectly with Kindra’s vision.
KINDRA’s commitment extends to strategic partnerships, forging alliances with trusted healthcare providers like Gennev and Origin. Gennev, a pioneering virtual menopause care provider, offers comprehensive medical care, nutritional support, mental health guidance, and more. Origin, a frontrunner in women’s health and pelvic floor physical therapy, provides nationwide virtual care alongside in-person clinics.
With Kindra’s revolutionary initiatives and partnerships, a brighter future emerges for menopause care, promising personalized, well-rounded solutions that cater to the diverse needs of women across the nation.