Automatic contraceptive dispensers have been installed throughout university campuses in Zhejiang Province, China. Students are able to get contraceptives for free from the machines using their resident ID card.
Controversy has surrounded the dispensers amongst students, parents, universities and the health department. The dispensers have been in service since March and have been placed in areas where students most frequently visit.
The students can easily get condoms, contraceptive suppositories and gels by swiping ID cards but minors have no access to it because the new type of smart condom machine is able to recognize and access information in the ID card.
The Health and Family Planning Commission of Zhejiang Province revealed that 10 universities had brought these machines and it expected that each university will be equipped with one in the next year.
- National Helm -