A vending machine on campus can provide a confidential, lower-cost way for students to access EC and other sexual and reproductive health products. A vending machine can help improve access when placed in an accessible private space (such as a gender-neutral bathroom) or in an area where people will be sure to see it, in a building with extended hours, ideally 24/7. Affordability is key! EC should be sold for as close to cost as possible - ideally under $10.
Student activists across the country have successfully advocated to introduce vending machines that include EC, condoms, and other sexual health products on at least 37 campus. These campuses include Harvard, University of California (UC) Davis , UC Los Angeles, Case Western Reserve University, Stanford, Columbia, Dartmouth, and George Mason.
If your campus reproductive health/rights/justice group is interested in bringing an EC vending machine to your campus, here are some ways to get started: