UC Davis vending machine sells morning after pill​

UC Davis vending machine sells morning after pill​

Don’t expect to find filling snacks or thirst quenching drinks inside UC Davis’ newest vending machine.

Instead, the university is offering a quick fix for that late night or early morning contraceptive need.

The vending machine inside the campus Activities and Recreation Center offers the morning after pill for $30, along with an assortment of other contraceptive items like condoms and pregnancy tests.


UC Davis senior Parteek Singh came up with the idea after a friend was unable to buy the morning after pill in a timely manner.

“They were all out of emergency contraceptives and they weren’t going to get anything until Monday,” Singh said.

The vending machine is open 18 hours a day and is only inaccessible when the building shuts down between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.

The only other place contraception is sold on campus is in the Student Health and Wellness Center, which is only open during business hours.

University medical staff support the vending machine concept, which is an idea taken from Claremont University Consortium and Pomona College in Southern California.

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