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Editor: Stephen Clowney
Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Map of the Day: Age of Consent


Contrary to popular belief, the minimum age at which a person is considered to be legally competent to consent to sexual acts varies from 16 to 18 in the USA.

The laws of Europe show even greater fluctuation.  In Spain the age of consent is 13, in Malta and Turkey it's 18. 

Steve Clowney

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