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FemTech and Privacy: Striking the Balance in a Post-Dobbs Reality

Season 3 Episode 11

On this episode of Engelberg Center Live!, our panel of experts explore the balance between femtech and privacy as it exists post-Dobbs. It was recorded on November 2, 2022.

Episode Notes

In the aftermath of the leaked Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, warnings to period tracking app users went viral. The message? Ditch them immediately. Weeks later, a New York Times headline countered, “Deleting Your Period Tracker Won’t Protect You.” Join us for a panel discussion with academic, innovation, and advocacy experts who will explore how exactly such data is already or could be used – and misused. What privacy laws or legislation can be leveraged to protect FemTech users? And why does menstrual literacy – with or without tech tools – matter more than ever in our post-Dobbs reality?

ModeratorMelissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, NYU School of Law


  • Dr. Caitlin Gerdts, Vice President of Research, Ibis Reproductive Health; 

  • Ambreen Molitor, National Director of Innovation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America; 

  • Salomé Viljoen, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School; 

  • Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Executive Director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network at NYU Law