Emergency Contraception: Coming Soon to a Vending Machine Near You?

Vending machines litter the campuses of universities across the country: in dorms, lecture halls, libraries, sometimes even on the streets. What if one of those vending machines sold more than just Doritos and Skittles—something that would REALLY help you out?

In 2012, Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania became one of the first colleges in the country to offer Plan B in a vending machine. Sounds too good to be true, right? Since then, students all over are taking on the cause and vending machines are popping up around the country selling the morning after pill.

Access to emergency contraception in this way is quite revolutionary. This removes any shame, stigma, or embarrassment that might stop a woman or man from purchasing it. You don’t have to worry about the university health center being closed on the weekends, or rushing out to get it before it closes. Access to a vending machine on campus is virtually unrestricted!

What better way to help young women get ahead than by making sure they have access to medication that can help control their fertility?

Have questions about the morning after pill? No vending machines on your campus but need to get it? Call Northland Family Planning! We can help.