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University Sells Plan B Pill In Vending Machine

A Pennsylvania University is providing easy access to the morning-after pill through vending machines.

It's that easy.

Students at Shippensburg University can now walk into a room inside the health center and get plan -b, the emergency contraception, from a vending machine.

We had some conversations with them and they did a survey of the student body and we got an 85 percent response rate that the students supported Plan B in the House Center.

The university does not make a profit from this.

They pay 25-dollars for one dose and that's exactly what the student has to pay.

We were uncomfortable providing it for free because that would mean we were supporting Plan B with either state money or fee money.

Dr. Serr says that somewhere between 350 and 400 doses are sold each year to the female population, which last fall totaled 3 thousand 718 students.

The pill can be legally sold over-the-counter to anyone 17 or older.

Dr. Serr says making it available through a vending machine, makes things a bit more comfortable for students.

It's really there, the machine is really used for privacy if anything else if a person wants to come in.

Plan B contains hormones which are meant to disrupt ovulation or prevent fertilization from happening


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