Karen Belz
April 24, 2017 11:02 am
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On many college campuses, condoms are free and plentiful — and that’s the way it should be. But, one student from U.C. Davis felt like his campus could be doing more. And U.C. Davis listened, since they just installed a vending machine that dispenses condoms and Plan B. Young women can also get a pregnancy test discreetly through the machines. Since even when you’re careful, you sometimes never know.

The idea came from senior Parteek Singh, who got the idea after a friend needed emergency contraception after-hours. Unable to get it, Singh thought that a brilliant idea would be to have it available through a machine that could be accessed at any time. Since the health center isn’t open 24 hours a day, it made even more sense.

Even though the idea seems like a no-brainer, the story was quick to hit the news.

It took Singh two years to make it happen, but it looks like the campus is fully supportive of his idea.

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It’s also a good way to ensure that students always have a method of getting condoms — nobody can use the excuse that it’s too late to go to a store, or the health center is closed.

 Since many students may often feel judged for picking up the morning after pill, this will also cut out a possible awkward interaction that’ll make the process more difficult.

We really hope that other campuses start to take note. These vending machines should be readily available for all students to practice safer sex.

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