Agile Therapeutics Announces a Poster Presentation of its SECURE Phase 3 Study at the Contraceptive Technology 2017 Conference

PRINCETON, N.J., March 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Agile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AGRX), a women's healthcare company, announced a poster presentation of data from the SECURE Phase 3 clinical trial for its lead product candidate, Twirla®, (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel transdermal system), also known as AG200-15.  The poster, titled "The SECURE Study, a Real-World Trial of a Low-Dose Contraceptive Patch: Addressing the Changing U.S. Population," will be presented at the Contraceptive Technology Conferences on March 16 - 18, 2017 in  San Francisco, CA and March 29 - April 1, 2017 in Boston, MA.  The first author is Anita Nelson, MD, one of the co-primary investigators for the SECURE trial.

The SECURE study was designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of Twirla in a representative U.S. population of women seeking birth control.  SECURE was a one-year, multicenter, single-arm, open-label trial in 2032 healthy women aged 18 and over, at 102 experienced investigative sites across the United States. 

The Company plans to resubmit its new drug application ("NDA") for Twirla in the first half of 2017.   

The Company has filed the poster presentation on a form 8-K with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which can be accessed either from the Company's website or the SEC's website.  

About Agile Therapeutics
Agile Therapeutics is a forward-thinking women's healthcare company dedicated to fulfilling the unmet health needs of today's women. Our product candidates are designed to provide women with contraceptive options that offer freedom from taking a daily pill, without committing to a longer-acting method.  Our lead product candidate, Twirla®, (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel transdermal system), also known as AG200-15, is a once-weekly prescription contraceptive patch that recently completed Phase 3 trials. Twirla is based on our proprietary transdermal patch technology, called Skinfusion®, which is designed to provide advantages over currently available patches and is intended to optimize patch adhesion and patient wearability. For more information, please visit the company website at www.agiletherapeutics.com.

Forward-Looking Statement
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