This Vending Machine Dispenses the Morning-After Pill

I did a double-take at this and had to re-post it....

Despite our best intentions, we allvisit our old friend, the vending machine, once in a while--right? It's just that we usually go in search of a bag of Doritos or maybe a smooshed Hostess snack cake... not hormone-based contraception.



But that's what you'll find in a vending machine at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.

Students can purchase Plan B One-Step for $25 using the vending machine at the university's health center, which costs less than at off-campus pharmacies.

The machine was installed after 85% of the university's students voted in favor of it; the Vice President for Student Affairs, Roger Serr, said that the "university’s female population purchases between 350 to 400 doses of the pill each year."

But the morning-after pill isn't the only thing the machine keeps in stock; you can also buy pregnancy tests and condoms.

Interesting, right? What do you think? Do you think the ability to purchase birth control anonymously help people actually buy and use it?


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