Yale University plans to offer morning after pill in vending machines
The Yale Daily News has reported that Yale University will be supplying Plan B — also known as the morning-after pill — to students through a vending machine for a price of about $50. The vending machine, which will also be equipped with condoms and sexual lubricant, will be located at Silliman College, a residential college at Yale, in the Good Life Center. Yale spokeswoman Karen Peart has said that the morning-after pill is already available free of charge to any student at the Yale Health Pharmacy or at Acute Care twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
“The point of this is to make Plan B more accessible and to make medications in general more accessible,” said Ileana Valdez, a Yale College Council representative who oversaw the project. “Hopefully this will set a precedent for more machines to show up around campus that contain other things so Yale students don’t have to go out of their way to go to CVS, especially students from the new colleges.”