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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.

All About Consent: What Does It Really Mean?

When it comes to sex, consent is not a one-time act. Learn more about what consent means and what to do if your partner is unsure or doesn't consent.

Jan. 12, 2018

Cervical Health 101 for Cervical Health Awareness Month

What is the cervix? What roles does it serve in our bodies? Why do we need to pay close attention to its health?

Jan. 11, 2018

5 Reproductive Health Checkups to Get in 2018

The new year is the perfect time to take care of your health. These five reproductive health checkups will help ensure your healthy in 2018.

Jan. 2, 2018

STI testing services suffer in St. Charles County, but we’re here to help

St. Charles County residents can visit Planned Parenthood's locations in St. Peters and Florissant for STI testing and treatment services.

Dec. 18, 2017

Have you, or someone you know, gotten your tubes tied (or tried)?

People share their experiences getting their tubes tied or navigating the health care system to get the procedure they want.

Nov. 27, 2017

Teaching consent: Why the “Ann and Paul” skit is more harmful than helpful

It's not enough to teach teens, especially teenage girls, how to say, "no." It's also important to teach how to say, "yes" and how to have a healthy conversation about sex in a relationship.

Nov. 20, 2017

Welcome to Our Sexual and Reproductive Health Blog

Our new sexual and reproductive health blog will focus on topical issues, including helpful tips and information on contraception, STI prevention, and other info to help you stay healthy. 

Nov. 16, 2017