Contraceptive patch maker Agile Therapeutics Inc. launched a partnership with New Jersey native and professional soccer player Carli Lloyd to bring awareness to women’s health topics, the brand announced Sept. 28.
“I’m excited to be partnering with a company solely dedicated to women’s health,” said Lloyd, who will play her final game for the U.S. Women’s National Team on Oct. 26 against South Korea. “I aim to work with organizations that focus on things I care about, and staying healthy has been a priority for my career on the field and will continue to be so as I look ahead to my next chapter. Agile’s focus on bringing women options and knowledge when it comes to their health care decisions is a mission I’m proud to be part of. And the fact that I’m a Jersey girl, representing a New Jersey company makes it even better.”
The Princeton-based company received approval in February 2020 for Twirla, a weekly contraceptive patch and its first product. Agile currently has four additional contraceptive products in its pipeline.
“Carli’s ‘always believe and never quit’ attitude fits what Agile Therapeutics believes as a company,” said Al Altomari, CEO of Agile Therapeutics, in a prepared statement. “We’ve been selective about aligning with the right partners at the right time, and Carli is someone who seamlessly fits our corporate culture, aligns with our values, and understands the importance of empowering women, especially young women, to reach beyond their limits, believe in themselves, and never compromise, especially with their health care.”
Altomari said the company’s short-term goal is to establish Twirla in the contraceptive market, and long-term, it aims to build a robust women’s health franchise.
“[Carli’s] been a vocal advocate for women, and her voice is an important one in the national conversation about women’s health and health care needs. We want to be sure we communicate our message and commitment to women’s health in an authentic and relatable way. This is a mission we share with Carli, and we are proud to welcome her to our team,” Altomari said.
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