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'Femtech' gains traction in Japanese worker benefits

Telemedicine and birth control empower women to better manage health concerns

Femtech services are helping improve the health of women in Japan's workforce. (Photo by Nobuyoshi Shioda)

TOKYO -- From birth control to increased access to doctors, more Japanese companies are including so-called femtech services in their benefits package to address health concerns unique to their female workers.

"Thanks to our company's benefits, I suffer less from hormonal issues," said Yuumi Shimura, a project manager at Tokyo-based sales startup Surpass. "I can throw myself into my work without stress."

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