Amidst a nationwide attack on reproductive rights, it’s time for the 5Cs to step up and equip students with free reproductive health care, writes Ashley Park CM ’25.
SAS has begun planning for the implementation of a wellness vending machine, according to the minutes from meetings throughout this and last semester. ASHMC is also working on a plan to install a wellness vending machine. The machine would likely be modeled on the one in Pomona College’s Walker
After about two semesters’ worth of planning to install a wellness dispensary for emergency contraceptives and other sexual health products at Pomona College, it remains uncertain when the vending machine might arrive and whether it would be available to students from the other four Claremont Colleges. “The timeline is a
Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) is currently debating whether to install dispensaries selling emergency contraceptives at Pomona, which would give students 24/7 access to Plan B. “We hope to have 1 to 2 machines on campus that would allow Pomona students to purchase Plan B,” ASPC President Sarah Appelbaum
For five years before I came to Pomona College, I volunteered for Planned Parenthood. While working there, I learned a great deal, from data and statistics to teaching strategies to the uncomfortable truth that no matter how excited you might be about something, sometimes you need to step back, calm