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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.

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Updates – May 2019

Interested in volunteering with Planned Parenthood? Check out what's coming up and the amazing activities our St. Louis volunteers have been up to. Perhaps there's an opportunity for you!

May 6, 2019

Syphilis Testing and Treatment: What You Oughta Know

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.

March 15, 2019

Is your IUD or implant expiring? We can help!

Previous research suggests both the Nexplanon implant and Mirena IUD remain effective for at least another 12 months.

Nov. 5, 2018

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