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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.

Meet the Planned Parenthood Transgender Care Team

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri has an amazing transgender care team ready to serve you and meet all of your health care needs. Planned Parenthood provides the full range of reproductive health care services for the gender expansive community.

May 24, 2021

Everything You Need to Know about Getting an IUD

Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are small, t-shaped pieces of plastic that are put into the uterus. Before getting an IUD, it's important to know the most common benefits, risks, side effects and other birth control choices you have.

Sept. 25, 2020

5 Fast Facts about Ella Emergency Contraception

Just like birth control, there is more than one type of emergency contraception. Although it’s casually referred to as “morning-after pill,” emergency contraception can work beyond the morning after unprotected sex. One of those types is Ella, which is the most effective emergency contraception pill available.

Sept. 14, 2020

Telehealth is here at Planned Parenthood - Make an Appointment [Podcast]

Telehealth is creating a safe and convenient future for health care. People who have used it, like it. Learn how it works at Planned Parenthood and how to make an appointment regardless of insurance or ability to pay.

Sept. 10, 2020

What are sexual health services and when should I get them?

Planned Parenthood provides sexual and reproductive health care. Our doors are open to everyone. But, what does it mean to get sexual and reproductive health care? What services can people get at Planned Parenthood?

June 4, 2020

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

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

How to Prevent Pregnancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sex with your partner may be safe from the coronavirus, but preventing pregnancy may be an issue as stores close and supplies dwindle. Here are a few ways to help you prevent pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 10, 2020

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