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Indian-origin student Parteek Singh designs vending machine to offer Morning after Pills

LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2017: An Indian student has designed a vending machine that dispenses the morning after pills. Titled “Wellness To Go”, it was installed in early April at the University of California, Davis in the US.

The machine took two years to build. In addition to providing morning after pill or Plan B, it also offers pregnancy tests, tampons, Advil and condoms.

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“The more sceptical and negativity I got from other people like ‘oh it’s not gonna happen,’ kind of pushed me more,” said the former UC Davis student Parteek Singh.

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The vending machine has received both praise and criticism, CNN affiliate ‘KTXL’ reported.

Some criticisms from students are that the machine promoted unsafe sex as getting the morning after pill is cheaper and more convenient than buying condoms from a drug store. Others felt it is ‘a great thing for women’.

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“This project will make Plan B and other health resources more accessible and affordable impacting 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students at UC Davis,” Singh said.

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 “Since there is only one pharmacy that is open 24/7, students don’t have the best access to emergency contraception and other over the counter medicine,” he said.

“I feel like every college should have this,” he added. (PTI)

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