Monica Karpinski

Monica Karpinski


Founder & Editor, The Femedic

Monica is the Founder and Editor of The Femedic. Against a journalism background and after years of leading content marketing projects in the healthcare space, it became clear that health information out there for women simply wasn’t good enough. No-one had bothered to look deeper into the ways women were searching for information, or consider the depth of what they actually needed to know. Instead of waiting for the perfect publication to approach her, she created The Femedic.

Monica has been named one of The Drum’s 50 under 30 for influential women in digital 2018 and was shortlisted for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2018 British Business awards. She speaks and writes widely on gender and health inequality.

Can menstrual cups really shorten your period?

The Femedic reviews: the Rocks-Off Ruby Glow

The Caster Semenya decision is 18th century sexism, again

We need to hear, not dismiss, women seeking PCOS treatment

The Femedic reviews: Vibease smart vibrator & audio app

A row of illustrated dilators

I have vulvodynia, here’s what it’s like using a dilator

Are CBD tampons safe to use?

Anti-racist resources and information for allies

Risk of dying from Covid-19 is higher for BAME people: Government review summarised

Woman in underwear sitting on the bed

Here are all the ways it’s possible to get thrush after sex

How to access sexual & reproductive healthcare during Covid-19

illustration The Femedic

We asked women what treating vaginismus is like

Fact vs Fake news? Women’s health quiz

Woman with trans flag eyeshadow

Discrimination in the doctor’s office: how it hurts LBT women’s health

People sitting around a table eating burgers and chips

We need to talk about intuitive eating

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The Femedic reviews: the MysteryVibe Crescendo

Two hands forming a house

To improve social care, move past the ‘old’ vs. ‘young’ binary

Students for global sexual health

Our pledge to redress gender bias in healthcare: Students for Global Sexual Health

The Femedic reviews: Hot Octopuss’ Queen Bee

We asked a doctor why it takes so long to diagnose PMDD

To help women with HIV, we need a women-specific approach

Why does it take so long to diagnose endometriosis?

Why do pregnant women feel guilty for having low libido?

What defines female sexual dysfunction? Unlearning ‘failure’

To boost female libido, change the conversation about it