Women at Two Va. Universities Wanted More Access to The Morning-After Pill. So They Took ‘Matters Into Their Own Hands.’

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.

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