The Age of Consent Varies from 12 to 16
Consent with whom ?
Children with Children or Adults with Children
Sexual Development of Children differs between Boys and Girls
But Laws are rigid
Initiatives to change the age of consent
Age of consent reform
Age-of-consent reform refers to the efforts of some individuals or groups,
for different reasons, to alter or abolish age-of-consent laws.
These efforts advocate five main positions:
Introductions of close-in-age exceptions.
A change in the way that age-of-consent laws are examined in court.
Either increases in the ages of consent or more severe penalties or both.
Either decreases in the ages of consent or less severe penalties or both.
Abolition of the age-of-consent laws either permanently or as a temporary, practical expedient