An Unconventional Approach to Expanding Student Health, Wellness and Privacy

In 2007, The University of Texas at Austin made local news headlines when it made Plan B available over-the-counter at the Forty Acres Pharmacy on campus. At the time, Plan B, a popular type of emergency contraceptive, or EC, was only available directly from a pharmacist or with a prescription. The move to improve access to this medicine, an essential option for student health and well-being, was an extremely forward-thinking move on UT’s part. But a decade later, UT-Austin has failed to complete its initiative to expand access to emergency contraceptives. Accessing ECs is still a confusing and distressing process for...

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