Women's Health

The women’s health market has seen substantial growth in recent years, and product manufacturers have been working to help women’s health providers stock their shelves.

According to Research and Markets, the global women’s health market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.84 percent during the years 2016 to 2020. Women’s health refers to the overall well-being experienced by women, which includes physical, mental, and social well-being. It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and conditions that affect women, such as HIV/AIDS, endometriosis, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, postmenopausal osteoporosis, and cancer (primarily ovarian and breast cancer).

This growing niche market can be served well by HME providers, as the industry offers myriad products for women’s health issues. According to the CDC, 38.5 percent of women 20 years and older are obese, which can lead to a number of ailments that HME providers can address. Also, breast cancer awareness has caused increased education and the growth of related markets, such as lymphedema.

From breast pumps to maternity wear to post-mastectomy products, HME providers should consider the revenue-generating opportunities of serving this growing market. Whether you are looking to expand your women’s health inventory or are looking to break into this product-based business, here is just a sample of some of the items available that were created with women in mind:


Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

GentleFeed Dual Channel Breast Pump

GentleFeed Dual Channel Breast Pump

Breast pump provides adjustable multi-level dual channels to optimize expressio

The GentleFeed Dual Channel Breast Pump with an LED display provides adjustable multi-level dual channels for optimum expression. The pump features a closed system anti-backflow diaphragm, includes two soft silicone cushion breast cups and comes with a carrying tote. The unit is operated by four AA batteries when on the go, and also comes with an A/C power supply for home use. The pump is BPA free and has a one-year limited warranty.

  • (877) 224-0946

SHOWER SHIRT Co. LLC

SHOWER SHIRT

SHOWER SHIRT

Water-resistant garment protects chest surgery patients

The SHOWER SHIRT is a new, patented, water-resistant garment to protect chest surgery patients with post-surgical drains, tubes, dialysis catheters and medi-ports from water while showering. Surgery patients are routinely instructed by surgeons not to shower unprotected until surgical drains, catheters, or ports are removed — which can span up to three weeks for mastectomy patients, and many months for dialysis patients.

  • (321) 784-9363

Cezara

Cezara

Cezara

Belly Support Panty Helps Minimize Discomfort

The Cezara belly support panty has an adjustable stretch band that supports the back and lifts the belly. It has internal padded cushions and compresses tender abdominal tissue, including scars and Cesarean scars. The garment was designed to be easy to wear and adjust to a changing body. The panty helps relieve pressure and promote healing and can be supportive during pregnancy, and after regular or Cesarean delivery. The garment is made from cotton/spandex and is sized the same as regular panties, from size small through 5X.

  • (212) 280-2725

Board of Certification/Accreditation International (BOC)

BOC Mastectomy Fitter

BOC Mastectomy Fitter

Become a BOC Mastectomy Fitter

Founded in 1984, the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is a non-profit agency dedicated to meeting the demands for quality patient care by offering credentials for professional suppliers of comprehensive orthotic and prothetic care and durable medial equipment services. Trained and certified mastectomy fitters are integral to the physical and emotional well-being of patients. BOC Mastectomy Fitter (CMF) certification assures the public of an enhanced commitment to patient care and compliance. EW members
save 10 percent on Mastectomy Fitter certification.

  • (877) 776-2200

American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc.

American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthic

Mastectomy Fitter Certification

ABC Offers Mastectomy Fitter Certification

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) is a credentialing board for the orthotics and prosthetics profession and has more than 14,000 certified individuals and over 6,000 accredited facilities. ABC’s orthotic and mastectomy fitter certification prepares individuals for direct patient care. ABC’s facility accreditation program is recognized by the CMS, Veteran’s Administration, major healthcare insurance providers and HMOs throughout the United States as a leader in orthotics and prosthetics accreditation.

  • (703) 836-7114

Cure Medical

Cure Ultra Intermittent Catheter

Cure Ultra Intermittent Catheter

New catheter aims to offer women affordable, easy care

Cure Medical’s new Cure Ultra Intermittent Catheter is designed for women who are seeking an easy-to-use, pre-lubricated catheter at an affordable price. The 6 in. long, sterile, single-use Cure Ultra comes in sizes 8-16 French, and features an easy tear top; fire-polished eyelets; pre-lubricated straight tip; and a “no roll” connector/funnel end. Packaged discreetly in a U-shaped, pocketsized wrapper, the catheter is DEHP- , Latex- and BPA- chemical free.

  • (800) 570-1778

Cool-jams Performance Sleepwear

Cool-jams Performance Sleepwear

Cool-jams Performance Sleepwear

Sleepwear Made to Combat Night Sweats

Cool-jams Performance Sleepwear is a collection of moisture wicking sleepwear that helps combat night sweats. The sleepwear is made of an advanced micro-fiber fabric that pulls heat and moisture away from the skin to the outside of the fabric. Once the moisture is absorbed, it dries rapidly (four times faster than cotton). The sleepwear keeps the user’s body cool, dry and temperature regulated. Cool-jams offers women’s and men’s styles in sizes small to 3X.

  • (858) 566-6165

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