of Agile's approved contraceptive Twirla as of November 2021


Million Dollars

in net product sales in 2021 Q3


Million Dollars

Agile recently raised an additional $21.2 million in a public offering

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The Path to Drawdown: Contraceptives

Approximately 225 million women in lower-income countries lack the ability to choose whether and when to become pregnant. That leads to some 75 million unintended pregnancies each year. There's a similar deficiency in contraceptives in high-income countries, too. In the United States, for example, nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended.

Securing the right to voluntary, high-quality family planning services and contraception around the world would have significant beneficial impacts on the health, welfare, and life expectancy of both women and their children.

Contraceptives, family planning and resources for women's health would also hugely benefit the environment. Every person in the world consumes resources and causes emissions throughout their life. If contraceptives are widely provided and women's health are secured, a more stable population size could help avoid up to 85.42 gigatons of greenhouse gases between 2020 and 2050.

What We Want to See Improve

Disclose Sustainability Metrics

While Agile Therapeutics doesn't own any manufacturing facilities (p. 14), we still want to know the carbon footprint of their R&D and manufacturing process. We'd like to see Agile Therapeutics publish an annual sustainability report that includes their absolute greenhouse gas emissions and sources of energy use. Their ESG page mentions that Agile Therapeutics supported several green measures in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint in their corporate office. We'd like to know more about these measures, too.

Set Clear Targets

Once sustainability metrics are disclosed, we'd like to see Agile Therapeutics set forth commitments for reducing their carbon footprint. These targets should be in line with the world's commitment to stay below 1.5°C of global warming by mid-century, and accompanied by the specific steps Agile Therapeutics will take to achieve these goals and the timeframe by which they'll be achieved.

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Veru, Inc. (VERU)

Very makes female condoms used by the United Nations that protect against unintended pregnancies and STIs. Women’s health is a valuable Drawdown solution


Agile Therapeutics (AGRX)

Agile offers a contraceptive patch that gives women the right to family planning. Family planning is a key Drawdown solution for sustainability


Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (EVFM)

Evofem makes a hormone-free contraceptive vaginal gel that gives women control over their reproductive health. Women’s health is a key Drawdown solution

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