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) in a building with extended hours, ideally 24/7.
Student activists across the country have successfully advocated to introduce vending machines that include EC, condoms, and other sexual health products on their campus. These campuses include Harvard, University of California (UC) Davis , UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, 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: