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Care Connection

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. - Audre Lorde

Care Connection is a sexual and reproductive health blog by Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri.

Why can’t I be tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections?

A question we often hear from patients is why they aren’t being tested for all STIs when they do get tested. We understand getting tested can be overwhelming and nerve-wracking, especially since you don’t get results right away. However, there are valid reasons why certain STIs aren’t tested “upon request."

May 19, 2020

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter - May 2020

COVID-19 isn't stopping our volunteers from making a difference. Learn about the awesome things we have coming up this month!

May 4, 2020

How to Have Safe Sex During COVID-19

Here are some tips for how to enjoy sex, stay safe and avoid spreading COVID-19.

April 24, 2020

Black mamas need our support every day of the year

It is impossible to decouple the death rate of this horrible virus for black folks from the systemic racism which results in the dramatic health disparities we witness in our own city. No area is more stark than childbirth, where black mothers in Missouri are three to four times more likely to die giving birth than white mothers.

April 17, 2020

How to Prevent Pregnancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sex with your partner may be safe from the coronavirus, but preventing pregnancy may be an issue as stores close and supplies dwindle. Here are a few ways to help you prevent pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 10, 2020

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter - March 2020

Welcome to the March Volunteer Newsletter from the Community Engagement Team at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region!  Each month we send updates, resources, and upcoming volunteer opportunities straight to your inbox. To subscribe, send an email to [email protected].

March 4, 2020

Stay safe on Valentine's Day with a safer sex kit from Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is working with several St. Louis area bars and restaurants to pass out safer sex kits and help address the growing public health crisis. It doesn’t matter how you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, just make sure to do it safely.

Feb. 14, 2020

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter - January 2020

Welcome to the January Volunteer Newsletter from the Community Engagement team at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region! To kick off 2020, we're highlighting the many ways you can use your voice this year and giving you a look at future opportunities to get involved.

Jan. 10, 2020

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter - December 2019

Even in the middle of the holiday season, Planned Parenthood volunteers are still hard at work talking about our services, collecting signatures for Medicaid Expansion, and more!

Dec. 6, 2019