Kiosk With Morning-After Pills Installed on Stanford Campus

Students at Stanford University having second thoughts about the night before can now turn to a vending machine for help.

That's because the Peninsula university along with other colleges across the country have already or may soon install vending machines that sell a version of the so-called morning-after pill.

Stanford's kiosk located inside a restroom of the Old Union Building dispenses My Way, an over-the-counter emergency contraceptive designed to prevent pregnancy following unprotected sex or in the event when traditional birth control fails. A packet of My Way costs $25.

Stanford student Mackenzie Cooley welcomes the new option for women.

"I think that it's wonderful for women to have the opportunity to buy contraception at their earliest convenience especially when time is of the essence when you need to take the morning-after pill," she said.

Those in student government pressed the university to install the kiosk for women who may need access on the weekends when the campus' health center is closed.

Vengo, the company behind the kiosk, is in talks with more than 15 other campuses across the nation interested in installing the dispensing machine.

The University of California, Davis is at least one other California school selling the contraceptive via the kiosk.

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