Evvy in New York, New York
Evvy is on a mission to radically reinvent how we understand and treat the female body, starting with the vaginal microbiome. Evvy’s first product — the Evvy Vaginal Health Test — is the first-ever at-home vaginal microbiome test to use metagenomic sequencing to tell you what’s up down there, why it matters, and what you can do about it.Why? 30% of people with vaginas suffer from imbalances in the vaginal microbiome every year (read: bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and recurrent UTIs). For those struggling with recurrent vaginal symptoms, Evvy’s test finally brings specificity to what is otherwise a long and difficult journey of identifying what may be related to their symptoms.
What’s more — the latest research has uncovered groundbreaking links between the vaginal microbiome and infertility, STIs, preterm birth, gynecologic cancers, and more. Evvy empowers anyone with a vagina to take control of their preventative health by understanding these associations in the context of their unique microbiome.
But even though the vaginal microbiome is an important marker of health, women and people with vaginas have never had access to that information about their own bodies — until today.
The Evvy Vaginal Health Test is performed as a simple, at-home swab (think a Q-tip!) but provides powerful information: it can uncover all bacteria and fungi present in your vaginal microbiome. The results experience includes personalized reports and curated recommendations for improving vaginal health based on your unique microbiome.
All Evvy tests also come with a free 1:1 consultation with a certified health coach who is specially trained to walk you through your results, answer questions about your microbiome, and prep you to talk to your doctor if you need.
Founded by Stanford alums Priyanka Jain and Laine Bruzek, the Evvy team includes scientists, designers, doctors, and entrepreneurs, including a group of leading OBGYNs and vaginal microbiome researchers with decades of experience at organizations like UCSF, Stanford, Harvard, Cleveland Clinic, and more.