Stanford University Unveils Morning-After Pill Vending Machine

Stanford University has become the latest college to offer students a vending machine stocked with the morning-after pill. Following moves by the University of California campuses at Santa Barbara and Davis, the elite Bay Area school is now offering My Way, a generic version of the Plan B pill, for $25. The vending machine’s installation is the result of years of work by Rachel Samuels, a recent graduate who pushed the university’s administration to make the emergency medication more accessible to students. Ultimately, the university covered half the costs while the student government footed the rest of the bill, The New York Times reports. Samuels said many students had complained in a 2015 survey that it was too difficult to obtain the pill from the university’s health center, which isn’t open on weekends, when the medication would likely be the most in demand.