age of consent

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age of consent

(in medical jurisprudence) the age at which an individual is legally free to act as an adult, without parental permission for activities such as marrying, having sexual intercourse, or giving permission for medical treatment or surgery. The specific age of consent varies from 13 to 21, according to local laws.

Age of Consent

The age at which people can legally have sex (i.e., sexual activity is not prohibited by statute).

age of consent

The age at which a minor may legally engage in voluntary sexual intercourse or no longer requires parental consent for marriage. It varies among states but is usually between ages 13 and 18.
See also: age

age of consent

adults (i.e. 18 years of age in UK, 21 years in other countries, e.g. USA) can give informed consent to a procedure or intervention (see consent); patients aged 16-18 years are considered able to give consent even though they have not reached their age of majority; consent in patients of <16 years of age is normally given by the parent or carer, in consultation with the patient
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Samajwadi Party and other parties demanded that the age of consent for sex be 18 years and not 16 as mentioned in the ordinance.
The Khap is against the decision to lower age of consent for sex.
But after a night together his lie is rumbled and Stacey (Lacey Turner) tells him she is just 15 - under the age of consent for sex.
16 ( ANI ): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Najma Heptullah on Saturday disapproved the Union Cabinet's move to lower the age of consent for sex from 18 to 16 years, saying this is not in consonance with the Indian system, society, culture and values.
But the ruling has effectively lowered the age of consent for sex with boys to just 14 years old.
16 ( ANI ): Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Saugata Roy on Saturday said that he was opposed to lowering the age of consent for sex from 18 to 16 years as cleared by the Union Cabinet.
THE age of consent for sex was cut to thirteen in Italy yesterday.
According to reports, there was difference of opinion within the Cabinet on whether the word 'rape' should be substituted with 'sexual assault' as had been done in the ordinance, and whether the age of consent for sex be reduced from the present 18 to 16 years.