College To Offer Plan B Pills From Vending Machine - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

College To Offer Plan B Pills From Vending Machine

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (CBS) – At Shippensburg University, students can now get more than snacks from a vending machine.

The college is now making the "morning after" pill available through a vending machine.

The "Plan B" emergency contraception can be obtained through a vending machine in the health center and each dose costs $25.

University officials say they will not make any money from the sales.

"The machine is really used as much for privacy as anything else," Dr. Roger Serr, Vice President of Student Affairs said.

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

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

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