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Femasys CEO and Founder Kathy Lee-Sepsick Meets with the White House’s Gender Policy Council

ATLANTA, May 16, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Femasys Inc. (NASDAQ: FEMY), a leading biomedical company focused on addressing significant unmet needs of women worldwide with a broad portfolio of in-office, accessible, and innovative therapeutic and diagnostic products, announces CEO and Founder Kathy Lee-Sepsick met with the White House’s Gender Policy Council (GPC) staff to discuss the Company’s reproductive health products and the future of women’s health in the United States. According to The White House, “The GPC covers a range of issues including economic security, health, gender-based violence and education, with a focus on gender equity and equality, and particular attention to the barriers faced by women and girls.”

As part of the discussion, Ms. Lee-Sepsick and the GPC staff discussed the crucial need to fund women’s healthcare initiatives. The meeting was held in support of the President’s Executive Order on Advancing Women’s Health Research and Innovation, released in March 2024, which states, “The Director of OMB and the Assistant to the President and Director of the Gender Policy Council (Directors) shall lead an effort, in collaboration with the Initiative, to identify current gaps in Federal funding for women’s health research and shall submit recommendations to the President describing the additional funding and programming necessary to catalyze research on women’s health, including in priority areas within women’s health as identified by the Initiative.”

“It was an honor and a privilege to meet with staff from the Gender Policy Council at The White House, where I had the opportunity to discuss Femasys’ product initiatives, including our permanent birth control, FemBloc® and infertility treatment, FemaSeed®,” stated Ms. Lee-Sepsick. “Given the mutual acknowledgement of the pressing need to fund late-stage women’s health innovations, as well as the gaps in research to address multiple women’s health issues, we believe Femasys can serve to provide historical perspective of the challenges of advancing a company in women’s health and can be instrumental in realizing the mission of closing gender disparities in critical areas. I am proud to have the opportunity to interact with our government and to fuel change as we strive to empower women.”

Femasys is an Atlanta-based company that provides minimally invasive women’s reproductive health solutions, which are manufactured in the U.S. Later this week, the Company will be displaying its four commercially available products: FemaSeed® – FDA-cleared, intratubal insemination; FemVue® – contrast-generating device; FemCath® – selective delivery catheter; FemCerv® – endocervical tissue sampler; and its current lead product candidate in late-stage clinical development FemBloc® – a non-surgical, non-hormonal permanent birth control, at the 2024 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting. The event is taking place in San Francisco’s Moscone Center May 17-19, 2024 and Femasys will be exhibiting at Booth #1413.

About Femasys
Femasys is a leading biomedical company focused on addressing significant unmet needs of women worldwide with a broad portfolio of in-office, accessible, and innovative therapeutic and diagnostic solutions, including a lead revolutionary product candidate and FDA-cleared products. FemaSeed® Intratubal Insemination, an innovative infertility treatment designed to deliver sperm directly where conception occurs, is FDA-cleared and has received regulatory approval in Canada. FemBloc® permanent birth control in late-stage clinical development is the first and only non-surgical, in-office, permanent birth control method intended to be a safer option for women at substantially less cost than the long-standing surgical alternative. The Company has developed diagnostic products that are complementary for which it has achieved regulatory approvals to market in the U.S., Canada, and other ex-U.S. territories, and which are commercial-ready due to its in-house manufacturing capabilities. Its diagnostic products include FemVue® for fallopian tube assessment by ultrasound, which can be used in conjunction with FemCath®, an intrauterine catheter for selective fallopian tube evaluation, and FemCerv®, an endocervical tissue sampler for cervical cancer diagnosis. Learn more at, or follow us on X, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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