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.
All sexually transmitted infections are important to discuss and treat, and having an STI is incredibly common. However, in Missouri and across the country, syphilis rates are increasing at an alarming rate.
Previous research suggests both the Nexplanon implant and Mirena IUD remain effective for at least another 12 months.
Let us introduce you to Courtney, one of our awesome volunteers in Springfield!
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:
Let us introduce you to Sean and Emily, two of our volunteers who work with our Teen Advocates for Sexual Health program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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