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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.

Stay safe on Valentine's Day with a safer sex kit from Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is working with several St. Louis area bars and restaurants to pass out safer sex kits and help address the growing public health crisis. It doesn’t matter how you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, just make sure to do it safely.

Feb. 14, 2020

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter - January 2020

Welcome to the January Volunteer Newsletter from the Community Engagement team at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region! To kick off 2020, we're highlighting the many ways you can use your voice this year and giving you a look at future opportunities to get involved.

Jan. 10, 2020

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter - December 2019

Even in the middle of the holiday season, Planned Parenthood volunteers are still hard at work talking about our services, collecting signatures for Medicaid Expansion, and more!

Dec. 6, 2019

How the Birth Control Implant Works

Nexplanon is the brand name, but the birth control implant is a tiny rod that's inserted under the skin of your upper arm. It works for years, and once you get it, you don't have to think about it. It can also be removed at any time.

Dec. 1, 2019

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Newsletter - November 2019

Want to make a difference AND be part of an awesome community? Look no further than volunteering with Planned Parenthood! Check out the awesome things our volunteers did in October 2019.

Nov. 6, 2019

I Forgot to Take Birth Control: What Do I Do?

If you miss pills or start your pack late, the birth control pills may not work as well. The chances of getting pregnancy depend on when and how many pills you missed. Learn more about what to do if you forget to take your birth control pill.

Nov. 4, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Condoms

External condoms and internal condoms are barrier methods of birth control. They prevent pregnancy by preventing sperm from entering the vagina and joining the egg. Are condoms the right birth control for you? Here's everything you need to know about this barrier birth control method.

Oct. 31, 2019

Volunteer Newsletter - October 2019

Each month, we will send you updates on our volunteer activities around the St. Louis region and give you a look at future opportunities to get involved. Check out some of the cool things our volunteers did in September!

Oct. 4, 2019

Free birth control? It’s possible at Planned Parenthood with The Right Time

The Right Time is a six-year, statewide initiative to help Missourians access birth control. Participating health centers like Planned Parenthood seek to empower individuals to take control of their health by improving information about, and removing barriers to, contraception.

Sept. 17, 2019

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