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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.

Why Sex Education Is Important [Podcast]

Comprehensive sex education has positive effects, including increasing young people's knowledge and improving their attitudes related to sexual and reproductive health and behaviors. Contrary to popular belief, it does not increase sexual activity, risky behavior or STI/HIV infection rates.

Aug. 25, 2020

How to Have Safe Sex During COVID-19

Here are some tips for how to enjoy sex, stay safe and avoid spreading COVID-19.

April 24, 2020

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

Talking to Your Kids about Sex: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and parents and caregivers play a major role in teen pregnancy prevention.

May 23, 2018