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.
2.8 million unintended pregnancies happen each year in the U.S. alone, almost half of all pregnancies.
2 out of 3 people living in small U.S. towns can’t find emergency contraceptives in their local stores.
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Our team can’t wait to bring safe and trusted birth control to everybody everywhere. We’re literally working on it right now.
Co-Founder, Co-CEO & Chief Medical Officer
Senior Vice President, Clinical Research & Medical Affairs
Vice President, Operations
Vice President, Program Management
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
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.