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- The chronilogical age of permission for intercourse
- Contraception and under 16s
- Intimate attack by penetration
- Intimate attack and assault that is indecent
- Pornography and pictures of youngster punishment
- Definitions of some typical terms
- Further reading
The age of permission for intercourse
England and Wales
The chronilogical age of permission to virtually any kind of sex is 16 both for women and men. The chronilogical age of permission may be the exact same no matter what the sex or intimate orientation of an individual and whether or not the sexual intercourse is between individuals of exactly the same or various sex.
It really is an offence for anybody to own any intercourse with an individual beneath the chronilogical age of 16. (more…)