OVRY product instructions mention that the products are designed for “women”. Can these products be used by non-binary people and transgender men that have uteruses?
Yes! Although we tend to use the term “woman”, our use of the word is in an anatomical and medical context; our products are appropriate for anyone that has a uterus. We understand that not all women have uteruses and that not all people with uteruses identify as “women” so the term is definitely not perfect, even in an anatomical sense. The health authority in Canada that governs the sale of medical devices is strict in their requirements for product labeling. It requires manufacturers of these types of products to use the term “women” in the instructions as they believe it mostly excludes those with male genitalia (for whom the products are not intended). This is partially why we use the term so often. We hate to think that some people might feel excluded from our brand, so we are making adjustments to the language we use (especially on our social platforms) to ensure that everyone with a uterus knows that our products are right for them!