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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.

Trump Has an Abstinence-Only Vision for Federally Funded Family Planning Programs

The program, known as Title X, is the only federal program in the United States dedicated solely to affordable family planning and sexual care.

May 21, 2018

6 things you should include in your annual wellness exam

There's no better time to get your annual wellness exam than during National Women's Health Week. This week is about making your health a priority, and the annual exam is a great place to start.

May 15, 2018

May Volunteer Updates - St. Louis Region

Greetings from St. Louis! We're coming to you with news and information regarding our volunteer activities as well as highlighting ways you can get involved with Planned Parenthood.

May 11, 2018

May Volunteer Updates - Southwest Missouri

Our Southwest Missouri organizers share some news about our great volunteers, upcoming opportunities to get involved, and how Planned Parenthood has been involved with the community.

May 11, 2018

Let us introduce you to Rylea, one of our volunteers

Rylea has volunteered with Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri for a little over two years.

May 7, 2018

What it means to be a Teen Advocate for Sexual Health

One of our TASH participants shares her experience learning how to advocate for sexual health and comprehensive sex education.

May 1, 2018

Get Yourself Tested for STDs and Put Your Body First

April is STD Awareness Month. STD testing not only prevents future health problems, but it’s also a great way to put your body and yourself first.

April 13, 2018

Health care for everyone, everywhere for World Health Day

One thing none of us should take for granted is our health.

April 6, 2018

When to Start Talking to Your Kids About Sex

It's never too early to start talking to your kids about sex. There are ways, as parents, to have a healthy conversation with your kids about sex that's informational and age appropriate.

March 21, 2018