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Agile Therapeutics Announces Publication of Data on Low-Dose Investigational Contraceptive Patch

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Agile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AGRX) today announced the publication of two manuscripts containing data from a Phase 3 clinical trial of Twirla® (AG200-15), an investigational, once-weekly contraceptive patch.

Kaunitz A, Portman D, Westhoff C, Mishell D, Archer D, Foegh M. New Contraceptive Patch Wearability Assessed by Investigators and Participants in a Randomized, Phase 3 Study. Contraception 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2014.11.013

Kaunitz A, Portman D, Westhoff C, Archer D, Mishell, D, Foegh M. Self-Reported and Verified Compliance in a Phase 3 Clinical Trial of a Novel Low-Dose Contraceptive Patch and Pill. Contraception 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2014.11.011

Agile recently initiated an additional Phase 3 trial with Twirla, the SECURE study, which will provide further data on the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of this low-dose contraceptive patch.

About Agile

Agile Therapeutics is a women's health specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new prescription contraceptive products. Our product candidates are designed to provide women with contraceptive options that offer greater convenience and facilitate compliance. Our lead product candidate, Twirla®, (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel transdermal system), also known as AG200-15, is a once-weekly prescription contraceptive patch currently in Phase 3 clinical development. 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 adherence and patient acceptability. For more information, please visit the company website at www. agiletherapeutics.com.

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CONTACT: Mary Coleman 609-683-1880Source:Agile Therapeutics