SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (CBS) – At Shippensburg University, students can now get more than snacks from a vending machine.READ MORE: Preparations Underway For The Salute To America Independence Day Parade In Philadelphia
The college is now making the “morning after” pill available through a vending machine.
The “Plan B” emergency contraception can be obtained through a vending machine in the health center and each dose costs $25.
University officials say they will not make any money from the sales.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested Following Fatal Stabbing In Wissahickon: Philadelphia Police
“The machine is really used as much for privacy as anything else,” Dr. Roger Serr, Vice President of Student Affairs said.
The pill can be legally sold over-the-counter to anyone 17 years of age or older.
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