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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.

Talking to an OB GYN near you: frequently asked questions about telehealth

Telehealth is still new for us, and it may be new to you as well. So, we’re answering some of the most common questions we get about telehealth and how it works.

May 27, 2020

Free birth control? It’s possible at Planned Parenthood with The Right Time

The Right Time is a six-year, statewide initiative to help Missourians access birth control. Participating health centers like Planned Parenthood seek to empower individuals to take control of their health by improving information about, and removing barriers to, contraception.

Sept. 17, 2019

Prevent HIV with PrEP at Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri is pleased to announce we are now offering PrEP at all eight of our health centers. PrEP is a medication regimen that prevents HIV by reducing the chances of infection and transmission.

July 23, 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

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

Frequently Asked Questions about the HPV Vaccine

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.

Aug. 6, 2018

5 Planned Parenthood Services You May Not Be Aware Of

When people think of Planned Parenthood, many tend to think of health care services like birth control and pregnancy testing. Although those services are important , they’re not the only services Planned Parenthood offers.

June 25, 2018

I'm a Man. What's Planned Parenthood Got to Do with Me?

In short, everything. Planned Parenthood provides health care to everyone, including men.

June 19, 2018

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