George Washington University has ‘Morning After Pill’ in Campus Vending Machine
“The college previously offered emergency contraceptive pills through the student health center but now provides an alternative vending machine in a discreet location.”
Would anyone be surprised if this becomes the norm on most college campuses?
FOX News reports:
‘Morning After’ pills now offered to students at George Washington University via new vending machine
College students attending George Washington University (GWU) can now access “morning after” pills using a new vending machine inside the student center.
The Washington D.C.-based university is offering students the ability to purchase Plan-B, a name brand for emergency contraception pills, and other healthcare items like Tylenol, Advil, and feminine products, according to The Washington Post.
Contraceptive pills will be available at a $30 discounted rate, down from the $50 price tag typically found in pharmacies.
The vending machine is supplied and operated by a private company and was not purchased or subsidized by the school or students. The college previously offered emergency contraceptive pills through the student health center but now provides an alternative vending machine in a discreet location.
The effort was led by Aiza Saeed and Neharika Rao, a sophomore at GWU and a fellow student government leader, who helped get the vending machine installed after interest by the student association president.
“When you want to reach for emergency contraceptives, CVS — which is [near] the university — can be out [of stock], which can be nerve-racking. So, a reduced price … is really helpful to students.” Rao told Axios.
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I don’t like this drug.
I also don’t like the government limiting what is Over The Counter.
I can understand addictives and narcotics.
Since COVID got us relaxed online med appt, I haven’t been to the clinic.
The machine just eliminates a $35 fee and a trip to the pharmacy.
And buys a big bucket of liability for the school if it lets the machine run empty.
If only they made a pill that one could take ahead of time, or, dare I say it, use some sort of impermeable barrier. I guess the AIDS scare is over if kids these days are using the morning after pill as Plan A.
We’re halfway there…
Good. They should put tadalafil in the same machine for the boys.
College? Talk about selling ice to Eskimos.
But the professors, grad students, postdocs, admin staff, and fat boys could still need it. They want to get it on with younger chicks too.