Please Note: This post has been updated with new information. Due to weather, we've moved the date for this event to Sunday, September 26th. The vending machine will be situated at the same location and time as listed at the bottom of this post.
Accessing contraception should be as easy as going to a vending machine. Let’s be real: if men took birth control, it would be. And yet, women still face unnecessary, outdated barriers to obtaining birth control, despite the fact that close to 11 million Americans take it every day. For most of us, getting contraception requires an in-person annual visit to the doctor and monthly visits to a pharmacy. That can add up to 13 trips per year—who has time for that? Not many of us, especially not women who are already juggling countless other responsibilities and have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
It’s time for a change. Today, we’re trailblazing a better path and giving New Yorkers a taste of what our world should look like. Enter our very own vending machine in honor of World Contraception Day located on the corner of Lafayette and Houston Streets in SoHo. Whether you’re looking for tampons and pads or Plan B and our all-new condoms and lube sachets, we’ve got you covered.
Also on offer: products from women-led small businesses we love, including Honeypot’s plant-derived feminine wipes, Dripstick’s after-sex clean up sponges, everyday vitamins from Love Wellness and BCase’s first-of-its-kind accessible, discreet, and secure birth control pill case, which attaches directly to the back of your phone. We’ll also have complimentary special edition World Contraception Day stickers for all passersby.
In addition, we’re proud to be making a $20,000 donation to Bedsider.org, an organization dedicated to making sure every young person has the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant, thereby increasing their opportunity to pursue a future they want.
So, stop by, stock up and spread the word by tagging @ThePillClub and #BirthControlLetsMe. Here’s everything you need to know about our vending machine:
Corner of Lafayette & Houston
Date & Time
Sunday 9/26, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.