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.
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.
Welcome to the September Volunteer Newsletter from the Community Engagement Team at Planned Parenthood! Each month we provide updates, resources, and upcoming volunteer opportunities on this blog and 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].
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.
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.
Comprehensive sex education has positive effects, including increasing young people's knowledge and improving their attitudes related to sexual and reproductive health and behaviors. Contrary to popular belief, it does not increase sexual activity, risky behavior or STI/HIV infection rates.
More than half of the women in the United States are in their childbearing years. The majority do not want an unintended pregnancy. A July 2020 ruling by the Supreme Court exempted businesses, universities and moral objectors from providing birth control with insurance coverage. A person's ability to use contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies is associated with broad health, social and economic benefits.
Although telehealth wasn’t a new concept prior to COVID-19, many more health services are available virtually to keep patients safe while also meeting their health care needs during the pandemic. At Planned Parenthood, one of those available services is STI testing! Patients can now get tested for STIs at home, and here’s how to do it:
Thank you to our many dedicated volunteers, interns, and supporters who made it possible for Missouri to become the 38th state to expand Medicaid! Medicaid expansion makes sense for Missouri, and this historic victory would not have been possible without the Planned Parenthood volunteers who gathered petition signatures, phone banked, and shared information about the benefits of expansion with friends and family.
Welcome to the July Volunteer Newsletter from the Community Engagement Team at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region! Each month we send updates, resources, and upcoming volunteer opportunities straight to your inbox. Our volunteers have managed to stay busy as everyone continues to do social distancing and virtual events.
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