Women at Two Va. Universities Wanted More Access to The Morning-After Pill. So They Took ‘Matters Into Their Own Hands.’May 20, 2019 |
by Debbie Truong
The calls and text messages arrive directly to Michyah Thomas’s iPhone.
They come from other students at Hampton University in need of the morning-after pill or in search of a ride to a health center or a hand to hold. They reach Thomas, a 21-year-old at Hampton, through a hotline she and another student, Alexandria Brown, created.
Each time, the pair figures out a way to get students what they need, delivering the emergency contraception themselves or calling on a group of about a dozen volunteers to help with transportation.