Carli Lloyd advocates for “more options for women” in healthcare

  • Carli Lloyd spent much of her 17-year professional football career campaigning for equality for women in sport.
  • Now in her retirement, she is working to offer “more options” in women’s health care.
  • Lloyd told Insiders about her partnership with Agile Therapeutics, a women’s health company.

Carli Lloyd spent her illustrious 17-year professional football career advocating for women in sport.

But now that she’s off the field for the last time, the two-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist is lending her voice with the US women’s national team to advocate for women in a new field: healthcare.

Lloyd has partnered with Agile Therapeutics — a women’s healthcare company based in her home state of New Jersey — to help women understand their options and feel empowered to seek the care that best suits their own physical and mental health Well-being fits.

Carli Lloyd tries to tie the ball up.

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“The theme that connects us both is, ‘Don’t let anyone tell you what’s possible,'” Lloyd told Insider. “It’s very fitting and very organic because I haven’t set myself any boundaries from anyone or anything for those 17 years in my career. The boundaries have been the boundaries I’ve set for myself.”

“As women, we’re told so many different things,” she added. “You are told you can only have a career or only have a family. You can’t do both.”

Lloyd emphasized that as a woman planning a family in the modern world, there is “a comfort in having options and in knowing your options.” Agile Therapeutics has focused its mission on “investing in ways to empower women, starting with


birth control

.”

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Lloyd with her club team NJ/NY Gotham FC.

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Lloyd made an immediate connection between how she charted her path throughout her football career and how Agile Therapeutics is committed to helping women take control of their own well-being.

“What I’ve learned is that nobody will make a better lawyer than you,” Lloyd said. “It’s just so important to educate yourself about so many things that you can face [know] that there are options and research and opportunities that you have.

“It’s vital, and in any way I can continue to help shape that, I’ll do my best.”

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