age of consent

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the minimum age for marrying without parental consent or the minimum age for consensual sexual relations

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ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Downing Street rejected a call from a public health expert to consider lowering the age of consent for sex to 15.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Downing Street rejected a call from a leading public health expert to consider lowering the age of consent for sex to 15.
O'Carroll believed the age of consent for sex should be lowered to 12 and was convicted of conspiracy to corrupt public morals in 1981 over the contact ads section of the PIE magazine.
DOWNING STREET has rejected a call from a leading public health expert to consider lowering the age of consent for sex to 15.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi party (SP) and other political parties demanded that the age of consent for sex be 18 years and not 16 as envisaged in the Ordinance.
UNION Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde finally had his way on lowering the age of consent for sex from 18 to 16.
There is no age of consent for sex under Afghan law, HRW added.
As the graph shows, the age of consent for sex varies significantly between countries, and in a number of cases may be considered to be too low.