In 2015, Missouri took a small step forward in advancing the sex education curriculum, but we can and must do more!
To give you an idea of how desperately we need comprehensive sex education in Missouri, just think about this:
- In a recent national report, 3 Missouri counties (of over 3,000 nationwide), had the highest infection rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia
- Missouri has the 14th highest infection rate for gonorrhea
The bottom line is that even with this new law, Missouri young people can be subjected to ineffective and dangerous abstinence-only sex education in our public schools. That is NOT OK.
We’re more than half way through the 2015 legislative session in Missouri and we’ve seen dozens of anti-women’s health bills filed.
Read our latest 2015 bill summary.
Time and again we hear from legislators, “My constituents just don’t care about reproductive health issues.” But we know they are misinformed. Thousands of Missourians across our state care deeply about reproductive health issues – from access to affordable birth control and medically accurate sex education to life-saving cancer screenings and safe, legal abortion.