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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.

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 STI Testing

Sexually transmitted infections may seem scary, but getting yourself tested doesn’t have to be. Here are some of the most common questions we get about STI testing.

Aug. 16, 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

That 8-Letter Word: Including Pleasure in Sex Education

It normalizes the idea of giving and receiving pleasure not just in sexual activity but in relationships as a whole.

July 2, 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

Let us introduce you to Tina, one of our volunteers

Tina is always ready to jump in and help in any way. She's helped us with data entry, community outreach, and is willing to take the lead to ensure we have a successful event. 

June 22, 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

Planned Parenthood Republican Advisory Board opposes proposed Title X "gag" rule

“We believe a majority of Republicans will see through this transparent attempt to continue the Trump administration’s assault on science, reason and reproductive health care.”

May 24, 2018

Talking to Your Kids about Sex: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and parents and caregivers play a major role in teen pregnancy prevention.

May 23, 2018