Good idea or leaves a lot to be desired?
I was curious about opinions concerning the method of distribution, not the pill itself.
Last edited by wlillie; 02-08-2012 at 10:35 AM.
Anything to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies is always a great idea. It's in an area accessible only to students with current school ID, and all students at the university are 17 or older, which is the state law for over-the-counter Plan B use. 85% of the students said they wanted to have Plan B available on campus, but some students were concerned about being able to get an appointment at the health center to get it. This is a great way to make it available without needing an appointment, and without having to go off-campus & pay more at a local pharmacy.
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Seems like a great idea on a college campus. I can't be the only person who had a friend/roommate/dorm resident find themselves unexpectedly pregnant and investigating abortion while at university.
The morning after pill is a safe back-up plan should contraception fail-- and these are people of age who can make that decision for themselves.
Though, I think they should also offer condoms in the machine, too.
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They provide Condoms. I didn't find this in a broohaha website, just thought it was interesting and thinking that it might put the college at risk if someone doesn't take it properly or has some adverse side affects that are left untreated. But I looked up the side affects and they don't seem any worse than a reaction to any other over the counter pill. I was thinking that women may not read the pamphlet; every time I get a drug from a pharmacy, they ask if I have any questions. You wouldn't be able to do that with a vending machine.
I don't like this idea. Plan B is a drug and can have side effects. I would be okay with it being available at a chemist's but someone at least needs to take their blood pressure before doling it out. It should be easier to get though, and at least a vending machine isn't going to cry "freedom of religion" and refuse to do their job.