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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 and rights blog by Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri.

Celebrate Women's History Month with Brands Against Bans Partner Golden Gems

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we visited our Brands Against Bans partners, Amanda and Susan at their boutique Golden Gems in St. Louis, Missouri.

March 20, 2023

The unprecedented case that could change FDA approval forever

On Friday, April 7, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the FDA’s approval of mifepristone — one of the two medications used in medication abortion  — was unlawful, threatening access nationwide. 

March 15, 2023

REPORT: Re-Imagining Roe 

On the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri and Advocates of PPSLRSWMO are mourning the loss of abortion rights following the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision but celebrating one year of the rebuilding of reproductive freedom.

Jan. 20, 2023

Why Now is the Best Time to Get the HPV Vaccine in Missouri

The HPV vaccine is the first vaccine that prevents cancer! It’s also easier than ever to get the HPV vaccine in Missouri. Here's what you need to know.

March 31, 2022

REPORT: The Future of Abortion Access in Illinois

The new predictive data showing patient surges in the coming years is part of PPSLRSWMO’s Future of Abortion Access (FAB) work to prepare for the impact of a narrowing abortion access landscape.

Oct. 13, 2021

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter: February 2021

Welcome to the February Volunteer Newsletter from the Community Engagement Team at Planned Parenthood! Each month we send updates, resources, and upcoming volunteer opportunities straight to your inbox. Find them below or subscribe to our newsletter today.

Feb. 15, 2021

How Effective is the Birth Control Shot?

The shot is a birth control method made of the hormone progestin. It's like a hormone made by your body and keeps you from getting pregnant.

Feb. 13, 2021

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter: December 2020

Welcome to the December 2020 volunteer newsletter from the Community Engagement Team at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri! This is the last issue of 2020, so make sure to email the Community Engagement team at [email protected] to subscribe and catch the first issue of 2021!

Dec. 14, 2020

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