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A new vending machine at Northeastern is increasing access to safer sex supplies for students

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10/26/22 - BOSTON, MA. - Wellness vending machine recently installed in the Marino Center on Oct. 26, 2022.

Those passing through Marino Recreation Center might notice a new addition to the regular selection of vending machines. As of last week, the university’s first wellness vending machine was open for business on the Boston campus, offering emergency contraceptives, condoms, personal lubricant and basic painkillers.

University Health and Counseling Services, the Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern and the student-run sexual health group NU Share were all involved in the project to expand access to sexual wellness and emergency contraception. It’s an issue that’s become even more important in light of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and the additional economic and health challenges it presents, students say.

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