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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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Contraception

There's a lot of myths and misinformation surrounding emergency contraception, also known as Plan B or the morning-after pill. Get your questions answered and your facts straight!

Feb. 28, 2018

STI Testing: New Research to Test for Little-Known STIs

Our research team is currently conducting research using a new STI test for detection of the sexually transmitted infections Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG).

Feb. 23, 2018

What You Can Do to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections can be easily treated with the right antibiotics, but there are plenty of things you can do to prevent one from happening in the first place.

Feb. 13, 2018

Special Enrollment in Missouri: What You Need to Know

There is a Special Enrollment Period specific to Missouri! If you or a family member were enrolled through a Marketplace Anthem plan in 2017, you may be able to sign up for health insurance during a SEP that lasts until Feb 28.

Jan. 23, 2018