Annual Condom Crawl highlights growing syphilis epidemic
It might sound dramatic, but communities across Missouri have seen a surge in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) over the past several years, including the number of syphilis cases statewide growing by more than 200% since 2015.
April is STI Awareness Month, and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (PPSLRSWMO) is hosting its annual Condom Crawl Friday, April 12.
Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri is proud to recognize Kathleen Quain with the inaugural “Moving Beyond the Mission” award. The award celebrates an exemplary member of Planned Parenthood’s Women’s Leadership Circle who leads with their philanthropy, service, professional success, and commitment to diversity.
“This type of policy doesn’t work, and will undermine reproductive health care across our community and across the country.”
Planned Parenthood, which has had a long presence in the Joplin community, expands service hours to ensure area patients still have a place to receive affordable reproductive, sexual and preventive health care.
"Planned Parenthood is encouraged by the Board of Aldermen passing Board Bill 34, which will improve safety of patients, staff, volunteers and protestors at St. Louis health care facilities, including ours."
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