AMPLIFYING ACCESS AMPLIFYING ACCESS
Amplifying Access
Cadence OTC is on a mission Cadence OTC is on a mission
WHO WE ARE

Cadence OTC is on a mission to increase over-the-counter (OTC) access to safe, effective, affordable contraceptives. We own the rights to three of the most popular oral contraceptive formulations, and we’re in the process of moving the birth control pill over-the-counter and bringing OTC emergency contraceptives to convenience stores. The company was founded by renowned reproductive health experts and experienced healthcare entrepreneurs, and supported by a remarkable group of investors who care deeply about making birth control equally accessible to all people. Cadence OTC is a Public Benefits company in Oakland California.

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Experts want the birth control pill over-the-counter
american college of nurse midwives
acog
ama
accp
apha
american academy of family physicians
Experts want the birth control pill over-the-counter
american college of nurse midwives
acog
ama
accp
apha
american academy of family physicians
Experts want the birth control pill over-the-counter
ACCESS TO BIRTH CONTROL CHANGES EVERYTHING
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We believe birth control pills should be as easy to buy as condoms. It just makes sense.

2.3 million unintended pregnancies happen each year in the U.S. alone, almost half of all pregnancies.

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We’re serious about access, so we’re teaming up with local convenience stores in contraceptive deserts.

2 out of 3 people living in small U.S. towns can’t find emergency contraceptives in their local stores.

GET TO KNOW US

Our team can’t wait to bring safe and trusted birth control to everybody everywhere. We’re literally working on it right now.

Dr. Nap Hosang  Dr. Nap Hosang 
Dr. Nap Hosang 

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer

top Cadence brings to life Malcolm Potts’ 1969 quote that grabbed national attention 54 years ago, and is still so relevant: “It would be a service to mankind if the pill were available in vending machines and cigarettes were placed on prescription.” bottom
Samantha Miller  Samantha Miller 
Samantha Miller 

Co-Founder & CEO

top Condoms are so easy to find in every town and every neighborhood. As they should be. Let’s put female birth control wherever condoms are sold - equal life control for everyone everywhere. bottom
Dr. Simon Gilburt  Dr. Simon Gilburt 
Dr. Simon Gilburt 

SVP, Clinical Research & Medical Affairs

top I have long believed in using the process of Rx to OTC switch to enable medicine to be more available to those who need them. This is particularly relevant and needed in the case of women’s healthcare. bottom
Kate Voyten  Kate Voyten 
Kate Voyten 

SVP, Commercial

top We pioneer access in women’s reproductive health and are united in optimism, resilience, and the pursuit to change the status quo. bottom
Michelle Chun Michelle Chun
Michelle Chun

VP, Operations

top As a mother, I want my children and future generations to have the freedom to decide whether and when to havechildren, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or where they live. bottom
Richard Lowe  Richard Lowe 
Dr. Richard Lowe 

VP, Program Management

top I’m inspired and driven to createequitable access to medicines to help everyone live the life they choose. Making the pill available over-the-counter is a big step in the right direction. bottom
Ruth Lessard  Ruth Lessard 
Ruth Lessard 

VP, Regulatory Affairs

top Increasing access to the combined hormonal contraceptive is intuitive and long overdue. bottom
YOUR BIRTH CONTROL SHOULD BE IN YOUR CONTROL YOUR BIRTH CONTROL SHOULD BE IN YOUR CONTROL
your birth control should be IN your control

Birth control pills have been prescribed for more than 60 years for more than 300 million people. People can get birth control pills over-the-counter in 100+ countries. Major medical organizations, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association, support making birth control pills available OTC.

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