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In 2018, Women need companies like PandiaHealth more than ever

By Sarah Lacy , written on January 25, 2018

From The Gender Wars Desk

If there’s one thing all the waves of feminism pretty much agree on, it’s this: In order for women to have economic freedom, we need to be able to control when and how and if we become mothers.

PandiaHealth was started by five co-founders, including a Stanford MD turned CEO Sophia Yen, to make it even cheaper and easier for women to do just that. And in 2017, between calls to defund Planned Parenthood or roll back abortion rights, that job became a lot bigger.

Yen just spoke at the San Jose Women’s March last weekend on the importance of all of this, and why it is important for companies serving women to have female founders. She’s the latest guest on my “A Uterus Is a Feature not a Bug” podcast, where she talks about her entrepreneurial journey, how motherhood impacted her, the pros and cons of your cause being under assault by the party controlling every branch of government, and why so few doctors become founders.

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