Liberate the Pill

  • TWCF Number:

    0286

  • Project Duration:

    December 20, 2018 - October 19, 2021

  • Core Funding Area:

    Voluntary Family Planning

  • Region:

    North America

  • Amount Awarded:

    $1,000,000

Director: Robert Anthony Hosang

Institution: Cadence Health, Inc.

Unintended pregnancy especially among adolescents, can have lifelong consequences for both mother and child, and is a major driver of poverty and social inequity. Data from the National Survey of Family Growth and Guttmacher Institute surveys found that 2.8 million of the 6.1 million pregnancies that occurred in the US in 2011 were unintended. About a million of these unintended pregnancies ended in abortion.

This project aims to improve these statistics by ensuring that all women—even those lacking health care—can easily and affordably access oral contraception without a prescription. Cadence Health is a leading company pursuing the mission to make oral contraceptive more affordable and accessible. This project will support rigorous safety and acceptability studies required for registration.

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