Boston University Contraception Vending Machine Sells Plan B For Under $8

Photo: WBZ NewsRadio / Suzanne Sausville

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It was a project five years in the making, but on Thursday, Boston University Students for Reproductive Freedom unveiled a vending machine that dispenses Plan B at a considerably cheaper price than most retailers.

The card-only vending machine, located in the basement of the George Sherman Union, sells the emergency contraception pill for $7.25.

"We hope this resource becomes a helpful and dependable part of life at BU and we can't wait to see what we can accomplish next! We also want to send lots of love and appreciation to our incredible former eboard members who got this project going five years ago!" the BUSRF posted on Instagram. The BUSRF is Boston University's Planned Parenthood affiliated club.

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But the vending machine came with mixed reviews from students, as some said there shouldn't be a price tag attached at all.

"If they really were going to take a step to ensure that kids are protected and safe whether before or after sex, then they would be providing it for free- it's cheap, but I think it should always be free, and making sure it's high quality and not from a vending machine," said sophomore Julia.

Other students were thrilled with the new initiative, like sophomore Isabella, who said she was impressed with the new vendor.

"They can be super expensive- The fact that it's super accessible for students- I think it's amazing, it tells you that they're here for you," Isabella said.

WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports.

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