Morning-after pill at UC Davis vending machine

$30, the lowest price possible.

The machine dispenses emergency contraceptive pills, condoms, over-the-counter drugs and lubricant. Photo by Diana Lambert.

The following comes from an Apr. 21 story in the Sacramento Bee.

A vending machine at UC Davis dispensing an emergency contraceptive, known as the morning-after pill, may be one of the first of its kind on a university campus.

The machine was installed at the Activities and Recreation Center at UC Davis over spring break. It also offers condoms, feminine hygiene products, lubricant and over-the-counter allergy pills and pain relievers.

“I think these are just basic resources that students need on campuses,” said senior Parteek Singh, 21, who worked for two years to get the vending machine installed. “Most college students are sexually active … and these resources should be provided to them.”

Singh says only four universities in the nation sell emergency contraceptives in a vending machine. Some offer them in their pharmacies. The vending machine sells the morning-after pill for $30, the lowest price possible, he said.

Feedback about the vending machine, called “Wellness to Go,” has been positive, Singh said.

“I really value the anonymity of having a vending machine,” said student Georgia Savage, director of advocacy and student representation for the Associated Students of UC Davis.

 

 

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  1. The Watchman says:

    This just goes to show the sad state of affairs in our universities and colleges. America turn away from the culture of death to the culture of life. End abortion funding now because adoption is the loving option. Pray for these students that they practice abstinence before they are married. Pray America Pray.

  2. Pro life people (including Catholics) have got to start paying attention to legislation in California. Putting abortifacients on college campuses has been a goal of Planned Parenthood for a long time. Now they have a bill, AB 10 by Cristina Garza, (D), to not only put these in colleges but in every school K-12. Planned Parenthood is becoming a major authority figure in the schools and classrooms accessing your son and daughter every day with their siren song of pleasures and comfort. Call your California Assemblymember and urge a “NO” vote on AB 10, an ACLU sponsored bill.

  3. Cal catholic reader says:

    How do we suppose one of our “snowflakes” we’re pictured in a Facebook photo showing them buying something from that machine?

  4. Idaho Pete says:

    In this coarse wicked sinful society of the United Sodomite and Gomorrah States of America “virginity” has no value, instead it is turning all its young men into whoremongers and its young women into whores. The flames of hell will be well fed.

  5. Watchman – you have pegged this situation accurately: it is very sad! These students are buying into the messages of contemporary American culture: sex is fun, sex is recreation, sex SELLS! The missing message is: sex is sacred! Sex is HOLY. These kids need to think critically and for themselves!

  6. Stephanie Hart says:

    I wouldn’t give a dead horse this drug. It’s a chemical assault on the body. I dare any man to swallow it. This is just making it easier for men to have sex with women and not have any emotional connection or commitment. So sad.

    • Many women have bled at home after taking it. Quite frankly, it is dangerous not only to the child but the woman too. Oh, well, the birth control pill is “approved” even though it is a carcinogen. Evidently the FDA and most of our healthcare providers just do not care. They seem to think that losing a few women along with the fetus helps control the population a little bit more.

  7. How big would the body count have to be before the Democratic party will get caught in a scandal? Will they ever get caught?

  8. Contraceptives and anti-depressants are the 2 most commonly prescribed medications for college students.

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