Missouri Statute 170.015 Human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases, instruction in, requirements–policies, school boards’ duties–certain course materials on human sexuality prohibited, when… (Rev. Aug 28, 2015)
- Requires schools, when teaching sexual health, to focus on abstinence.
- States school districts or personnel shall not provide abortion services or permit a person/entity to offer, sponsor, or furnish material or instruction relating to human sexuality or STDs to students if the person/entity is an abortion service provider.
Missouri Statute 191.668 Department of Health and Senior Services and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to prepare education programs, contents.
- Requires programs stress moral responsibility in and restraint from sexual activity and avoidance of controlled substance use whereby HIV can be transmitted.
Missouri Statute 566 Sexual Offenses
- Establishes the Missouri age of consent—17 years.
- Statutory rape refers to sexual relations involving someone below the “age of consent”—17 years old in Missouri. People below the age of consent (17 years) cannot legally consent to having sex. Statutory rape can involve participants who willingly participate in sexual activity. Consent is not an issue.
Missouri Statute 573 Child Pornography & Obscene Material