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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.

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

Volunteer Newsletter - September 2019

Urban Expo, table captain training and more! Find out what Planned Parenthood volunteers were up to this past month!

Sept. 5, 2019

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Updates - August 2019

July may have been hot - but our dedicated volunteers didn’t let the heat stop them from providing resources and engaging our communities!

Aug. 5, 2019

Prevent HIV with PrEP at Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri is pleased to announce we are now offering PrEP at all eight of our health centers. PrEP is a medication regimen that prevents HIV by reducing the chances of infection and transmission.

July 23, 2019

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Updates - July 2019

Planned Parenthood volunteers had an eventful June, with more great work coming up this summer. There's still time to join us! Check out the awesome things Planned Parenthood volunteers do!

July 11, 2019