Member event: Femtech, the next big technology boom on 15 November in Ghent

KU Leuven’s Ghent campus hosts a study evening on the ethics and legal concerns surrounding fertility and menstruation apps on 15 November from 19.30-21.00

It’s know as femtech – apps and platforms developed to support women’s health. Particularly popular are fertility and menstruation apps like Flo, Clue and Glow.

Femtech is marketed as a development in gender equality and empowering women to take charge of their own healthcare. But are they really being developed for the health and wellbeing of women, or just to make money?

The English-language study evening Femtech: The Next Big Technology Boom explores ethical and legal questions associated with data collected by these apps. Hosted in Ghent by KU Leuven’s IT and digital transformation working group, the evening will be led by PhD researchers Elisabetta Biasin and Anastasia Siapka of the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law.