The university began making Plan B available after a survey concluded that 85 percent of students supported easy and affordable access to emergency contraception. Each dose of the drug costs $25, and that’s the same amount the university pays from the distributor–which means that no state-supported or taxpayer dollars are used for the program.
Although this particular situation has caused national discussion, EC has already been widely available on college campuses across the country. According to a study by the American College Health Association, 83 percent of the representative sampling of 174 schools it surveyed dispense or sell similar medication.
Plan B is safe and effective when used as directed. (And probably a lot healthier than a lot of the junk food dispensed from most other college vending machines.)