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    Default Vending machine dispenses morning after pill

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    Good idea or leaves a lot to be desired?

    I was curious about opinions concerning the method of distribution, not the pill itself.
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    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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    I'm fine with it too. Just don't move it to the student union
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    Quote Originally Posted by boilermaker View Post
    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.
    Word. Seems kind of hypocritical to me, not to mention a tad bit sexist, that a man can effectively strap on a little contraption that are basically given away for free at college safe sex campaigns and sex health clinics to prevent pregnancy , but a woman takes charge of her reproductivity and there's a big broo-ha-ha. Any teen can walk into a Walmart and buy cough syrup or air duster and go get stoned, but a girl wants to get the morning after pill without a script and the pro-lifers are condemning it.

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    "provides the Plan B One Step emergency contraceptive along with condoms, decongestants and pregnancy tests."


    I believe condoms are also available.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    "provides the Plan B One Step emergency contraceptive along with condoms, decongestants and pregnancy tests."


    I believe condoms are also available.
    Uh that's the point. Condoms given away or readily available for a dude to use? No big deal. Allowing a woman to be in control of her reproductivity? Apparently so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    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'm talking about the whole Plan B available without a script/OTC or behind counter/getting it as a minor buzz that's been going on since Plan B came on the market a few years ago (or longer in the US, IDK).

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    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.

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