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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 and rights blog by Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri.

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.

June 29, 2022

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.

March 31, 2022

REPORT: The Future of Abortion Access in Illinois

The new predictive data showing patient surges in the coming years is part of PPSLRSWMO’s Future of Abortion Access (FAB) work to prepare for the impact of a narrowing abortion access landscape.

Oct. 13, 2021

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter: February 2021

Welcome to the February Volunteer Newsletter from the Community Engagement Team at Planned Parenthood! Each month we send updates, resources, and upcoming volunteer opportunities straight to your inbox. Find them below or subscribe to our newsletter today.

Feb. 15, 2021

How Effective is the Birth Control Shot?

The shot is a birth control method made of the hormone progestin. It's like a hormone made by your body and keeps you from getting pregnant.

Feb. 13, 2021

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter: December 2020

Welcome to the December 2020 volunteer newsletter from the Community Engagement Team at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri! This is the last issue of 2020, so make sure to email the Community Engagement team at [email protected] to subscribe and catch the first issue of 2021!

Dec. 14, 2020

Open Enrollment ends December 15: Get health insurance now

There’s still time to enroll in health insurance, but the deadline is rapidly approaching. Tuesday, Dec. 15 is the last day people can enroll in comprehensive health insurance for 2021. Those who miss the deadline risk being uninsured next year.

Dec. 11, 2020

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter: October 2020

Welcome to the October Volunteer Newsletter from the Community Engagement Team at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri! Each month we post updates, resources, and upcoming volunteer opportunities on the blog and send them straight to your inbox.

If you have any questions about our volunteer programs or this newsletter, please contact the Community Engagement team at [email protected].

Oct. 7, 2020

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