Apple recently added obstetrician Dr. Christine Curry to its health team, reports CNBC. With this hiring, Apple is said to be looking in to how to bolster its efforts in women's health.

Curry comes to Apple from a stint at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, California, which is located not too far from Apple's Cupertino campuses.

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Apple employs dozens of doctors at its "AC Wellness clinics" designed for Apple employees. Sources that spoke to CNBC said that while Curry has an interest in women's health, she will be working on "various health issues across the health teams."

When Apple first launched its Health app and HealthKit service, there was no section for reproductive health, but it was later added. There is now a full Reproductive Health section available within the Health app that integrates with period and fertility trackers.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that he believes Apple's ultimate contribution to mankind will be its improvements to the health field.

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omihek Avatar
43 months ago
This is great! Can't wait to see who they hire to bolster efforts in men's health.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Doctor Q Avatar
43 months ago
This is great! Can't wait to see who they hire to bolster efforts in men's health.
I'll suggest Thanos. He's pretty manly, so I'm sure he'd be a good health consultant.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
43 months ago
This is great! Can't wait to see who they hire to bolster efforts in men's health.
Maybe MR should consider supplying trigger warnings for those who need a safe space.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
43 months ago
This is great! Can't wait to see who they hire to bolster efforts in men's health.
Once you start getting periods and menopause maybe they’ll add it!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JRobinsonJr Avatar
43 months ago
Once you start getting periods and menopause maybe they’ll add it!
While I appreciate the intentionally snarky (but humorous) comment, I would point out that men do have specific health issues that could potentially benefit from technology. In addition, there is recent evidence that men indeed do go through a version of menopause (MANopause?).

Regardless, I'm happy to see Apple continue to invest in and expand the use of technology for health-related issues. Everyone wins.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Doctor Q Avatar
43 months ago
Presumably, when a company says they are making an effort to "bolster its efforts in women's health" it's because they know that their staff is currently too heavily tilted toward men's health, which in turn implies that women themselves are underrepresented on their staff.

Either that or it's just a PR stunt, which I doubt in Apple's case.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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