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.
That 8-Letter Word: Including Pleasure in Sex Education
It normalizes the idea of giving and receiving pleasure not just in sexual activity but in relationships as a whole.
Talking to Your Kids about Sex: Tips for Parents and Caregivers
May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and parents and caregivers play a major role in teen pregnancy prevention.
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.
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.
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.
All About Consent: What Does It Really Mean?
When it comes to sex, consent is not a one-time act. Learn more about what consent means and what to do if your partner is unsure or doesn't consent.
Teaching consent: Why the “Ann and Paul” skit is more harmful than helpful
It's not enough to teach teens, especially teenage girls, how to say, "no." It's also important to teach how to say, "yes" and how to have a healthy conversation about sex in a relationship.
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