Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

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.

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Courtney

Let us introduce you to Courtney, one of our awesome volunteers in Springfield!

Oct. 10, 2018

How to Plan a "Party with a Purpose" for Planned Parenthood

A “party with a purpose” is a great way to spread the word about Planned Parenthood and financially support our work. Here’s a step-by-step guide to planning your own event:

Oct. 3, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sean and Emily

Let us introduce you to Sean and Emily, two of our volunteers who work with our Teen Advocates for Sexual Health program.

Sept. 3, 2018

Off to college? 4 health care things to keep in mind

There's plenty to think about at college, but make sure health care is one of them. Here are four things you want to find out about your school's health care as soon as you get to campus.

Aug. 29, 2018

What is a Pap Test?

You may have heard of a Pap test, and how it’s really important to go to the doctor and get them. But, many people don’t know what a Pap test is or what happens during a Pap test.

Aug. 20, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions about STI Testing

Sexually transmitted infections may seem scary, but getting yourself tested doesn’t have to be. Here are some of the most common questions we get about STI testing.

Aug. 16, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions about the HPV Vaccine

Anyone between the ages of 19 to 26 ought to get the HPV vaccine if they haven't already. Learn more about this and why it's so important to your health.

Aug. 6, 2018

That 8-Letter Word: Including Pleasure in Sex Education

It normalizes the idea of giving and receiving pleasure not just in sexual activity but in relationships as a whole.

July 2, 2018

5 Planned Parenthood Services You May Not Be Aware Of

When people think of Planned Parenthood, many tend to think of health care services like birth control and pregnancy testing. Although those services are important , they’re not the only services Planned Parenthood offers.

June 25, 2018