• Brandeis joins growing list of universities with Plan B vending machines


    WALTHAM, Mass. – Soda, chips and candy are some of the items already available from vending machines at Brandeis University, but soon Plan B will be added to that list.

    The addition was pursued by student organization Brandeis Pro-Choice and is being funded by a $5,000 grant from Planned Parenthood.

    “We heard of other schools that had similar type of vending machines that vend plan b and we realize there's just really a gap to access that service here,” organization president Susannah Miller said.

    The vending machine will allow students to discreetly access emergency contraception 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Miller told Boston 25 News it’s most important for victims of sexual assault.

    “After somebody has been sexually assaulted, for them have to find their way to a Walgreens over a mile away and pay $50 out of pocket is unreasonable,” she said.

    Plan B is already available at the student health center, but only during regular business hours.

    “It’s not open after 5 p.m. and it’s not open on the weekend which, especially the weekend, is a big time when many people are needing Plan B,” events director for Brandeis Pro-Choice Abigail Belyea said.

    Brandies is following in the footsteps of several other universities across the country where Plan B vending machines have been installed Including Stanford in California and Shippensburg in Pennsylvania 

    So far at Brandeis, students say there’s been no resistance

    “We have a lot of resources on campus, access to different contraceptives. I don't think this one should be any different,” student Sage Rosenthal said.


    Framingham officer believed to be top distracted driving ticket writer in Mass.

    Gov. Baker names Kerry Gilpin new Mass. State Police Superintendent

    25 Investigates: $1 million bill for man’s out-of-state drug rehab

    Next Up:

  • Headline Goes Here

    Brandeis joins growing list of universities with Plan B vending machines

  • Headline Goes Here

    Abu Dhabi signs $1.45B offshore deal with Total

  • Headline Goes Here

    The Latest: Opposition candidate Sobchak votes in Russia

  • Headline Goes Here

    Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy

  • Headline Goes Here

    The Latest: Syrian rebels in talks with UN on evacuations