Students at UC Davis can now purchase emergency contraception from a campus vending machine. The machine, installed at the school's Activities and Recreation Center over spring break, dispenses the morning-after pill as well as condoms, pregnancy tests, tampons and over-the-counter medication such as Advil. With the "Wellness to Go" machine, UC Davis joined a handful of other universities across the country that offer the morning-after pill outside the school health center. Both Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and Pomona College in Claremont sell the pill in vending machines. "I believe most of the college students are sexually active on college campus, which means we should have more resources and more talk on these issues, decreasing the stigma," said senior Parteek Singh, 21, who spearheaded the move to install the vending machine.
Waking up on a Sunday morning after a banging house party the night before to be greeted by a beer bottle in the face and the dreaded realisation that it all happened at your place. In the smartest idea since actual sliced bread, two New Zealand women have created a service that is here to change your life. No more cleaning vomit off the back porch, no more dragging Wayne off the couch, no more morning-after clean ups through the haze of a deadly headache. The Morning-After Maids will have you sorted. Not only do they come and clean your destroyed house, they will bring you breakfast (McDonald's anyone?), painkillers and some morning love via the "hangover mascots," a.k.a puppies.
Boots has accused a pregnancy charity of encouraging the "harassment" of its senior employees in a dispute over the cost of its morning-after pills. Lawyers for Boots said the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) helped supporters to send a "torrent of personal abuse" to members of staff. Members of the public contacted Boots using an online form provided by BPAS. Boots has cut the cost of its emergency contraception following criticism from BPAS and some MPs. The pharmacy said it would offer a £15.99 alternative to Levonelle, which costs £28.25, and a Boots-branded £26.75 pill, from next month.
Not for the first time, we've been hearing that teenagers now are having less sex than previous generations. A cursory search of the question "are teenagers having less sex?" throws up 1.5 million results in the UK, including numerous articles categorically stating that the answer is "yes" - and it's probably all to do with social media. The latest headlines appear to come from a report by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), looking at what's behind declining teenage pregnancy rates. So what is it basing this assertion on? The charity surveyed a representative group of 1,000 teenagers and found that they placed a high importance on studying, and spending time with family.