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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.

Off to college? 4 health care things to keep in mind

There's plenty to think about at college, but make sure health care is one of them. Here are four things you want to find out about your school's health care as soon as you get to campus.

Aug. 29, 2018

What is a Pap Test?

You may have heard of a Pap test, and how it’s really important to go to the doctor and get them. But, many people don’t know what a Pap test is or what happens during a Pap test.

Aug. 20, 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

6 things you should include in your annual wellness exam

There's no better time to get your annual wellness exam than during National Women's Health Week. This week is about making your health a priority, and the annual exam is a great place to start.

May 15, 2018

Health care for everyone, everywhere for World Health Day

One thing none of us should take for granted is our health.

April 6, 2018

What You Can Do to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections can be easily treated with the right antibiotics, but there are plenty of things you can do to prevent one from happening in the first place.

Feb. 13, 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

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