Impact Profile: Juno quells menstrual pain once and for all.
Two engineers, Nanette Sene and Lynn Doughane, victims of painful menstrual pains, put their knowledge together and developed a solution to relieve women living the same situation.
Did you know that?
The facts speak for themselves.
- At least 80% of women will experience menstrual pain at some point.
- The pain experienced by 5% to 10% of them is severe enough to disrupt their lives.
- In the United States, 3.5 million women are unable to function for one to two days a month due to their severe condition.
- In our neighboring countries, primary dysmenorrhea accounts for more than 600,000 million lost work hours annually, or $2 billion in lost productivity.
- In 40% of women, menstrual pain is accompanied by premenstrual symptoms.
- Among healthy Canadian women, 1.3% to 9% are found to have premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a syndrome that greatly affects their mood.
It is easy to understand that menstrual pain can have a real impact on the quality of life of millions of women in all areas: concentration, sleep, social relationships, physical activities, work and mood.
Juno was created in 2021 to treat menstrual pain. In Roman mythology, Juno is the goddess of women. Women entrepreneurs, like her, see themselves as protectors whose mission is centered around their health.
Their prototype, already performing well, combines several electrical engineering technologies. One inhibits pain signals, while another relaxes the muscles. This combination provides fast, long-lasting, drug-free relief. At the time of menstruation, the device is stuck on the abdomen. Technology does the rest. Small, thin, it is undetectable.