Around the time women hit their fourth decade, they seem to “age out” of our cultural conversation, becoming less visible in everything from pop culture to the medical marketplace.
A recent survey helmed by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) found that just 20 percent of US-based ob-gyn residency programs offer medical menopause training, and most of those courses are electives. This ongoing, pervasive ignorance around “mid-life” for women means that an estimated 30-plus million U.S. women are on their own when it comes to a variety of hormonal, physical, and emotional needs.
The founders of Wile are here to change that. As co-founder and CEO Gwen Floyd says, Wile is dedicated to providing effective solutions, real information, and community around perimenopause and emotional wellness – all part of “a critical health and gender justice issue.”
Wile combines rigorously developed plant medicine with clinical studies to address pre- , post- , and in-the-thick-of-it menopause symptoms as well as everyday mood and health states that allow women to rebalance.
“I fundamentally believe that grown women are the key to our planet's — and species’ — survival,” says Gwen Floyd. “We should be celebrating the hard-earned wisdom and capacity of this demographic, not ignoring or erasing it.”