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 and rights blog by Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri.
The unprecedented case that could change FDA approval forever
On Friday, April 7, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the FDA’s approval of mifepristone — one of the two medications used in medication abortion — was unlawful, threatening access nationwide.
Why Now is the Best Time to Get the HPV Vaccine in Missouri
The HPV vaccine is the first vaccine that prevents cancer! It’s also easier than ever to get the HPV vaccine in Missouri. Here's what you need to know.
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.
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.
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?
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.
How to Have Safe Sex During COVID-19
Here are some tips for how to enjoy sex, stay safe and avoid spreading COVID-19.
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.
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.
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