While Washington University has offered Plan B for several years, it previously refused men the right to pick it up. For the past several months, though, male students have been able to pick up the pill at SHS. The policy is in keeping with the national standard that any person, male or female, may pick up Plan B if over the age of 16 years.
Student Life reported today that Student Health Services is now offering Plan B emergency contraception to both sexes. This is a great step that helps show the mutual decision-making that must go into any pregnancy emergency. The new rule isn’t going to change much about access to Plan B for men.
With abortion becoming a key issue in the health care debate, issues related to contraception have taken on renewed importance. Washington University offers emergency contraceptives to its students. However, unlike most sellers the University does not offer Plan B, an emergency contaceptive, to everyone. Student Health Services (SHS) dispenses emergency contraception only to women. Plan […]