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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 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

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Updates - June 2019

Each month, Planned Parenthood will post updates regarding our volunteer activities around the St. Louis area and provide a look at future opportunities to get involved. Here’s a look back at our work in May and information about future volunteer opportunities in June.

June 5, 2019

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Updates – May 2019

Interested in volunteering with Planned Parenthood? Check out what's coming up and the amazing activities our St. Louis volunteers have been up to. Perhaps there's an opportunity for you!

May 6, 2019

Syphilis Testing and Treatment: What You Oughta Know

All sexually transmitted infections are important to discuss and treat, and having an STI is incredibly common. However, in Missouri and across the country, syphilis rates are increasing at an alarming rate.

March 15, 2019

Is your IUD or implant expiring? We can help!

Previous research suggests both the Nexplanon implant and Mirena IUD remain effective for at least another 12 months.

Nov. 5, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Courtney

Let us introduce you to Courtney, one of our awesome volunteers in Springfield!

Oct. 10, 2018

How to Plan a "Party with a Purpose" for Planned Parenthood

A “party with a purpose” is a great way to spread the word about Planned Parenthood and financially support our work. Here’s a step-by-step guide to planning your own event:

Oct. 3, 2018