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Vending Machine Providing Free Birth Control and Overdose Prevention Products Debuts in Brownsville

The machine is the first of its kind in New York City, designed to help reduce drug overdose deaths and mitigate other crises by giving residents free, 24/7 access to lifesaving equipment, resources and information.

From Gothamist: 

A new vending machine in Brownsville, Brooklyn is attracting lots of attention – but not because it sells snacks and drinks.

Instead, compartments in the shiny blue device on the corner of Decatur Street and Broadway are stocked with naloxone kits, fentanyl test strips, birth control packs and baggies containing tools for safer smoking of substances like crack cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. And it’s all free: residents just have to enter their zip code and make a selection.

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