Age of Consent for Sex
Statistic Verification
Source: ACLU
Research Date: 7.7.2014
While the phrase age of consent rarely appears in legal statutes, when used in relation to sexual activity, the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be legally competent to consent to sexual acts. Traditionally, across the globe, the age of consent for a sexual union was a matter for the family to decide, or a tribal custom. In most cases, this coincided with signs of puberty, menstruation for a woman and pubic hair for a man.
Country Male-Female SexMale-Male Sex Female-Female Sex 
Albania1414/1814
Algeria16illegalillegal
Andorra161616
Antiqua (Barbuda)161816
Argentina12/15/1612/15/1612/15/16
Armenia16illegalunknown
Aruba161616
AustraliaACT   161616
AustraliaNSW   1618 *no laws
AustraliaNT   1618no laws
AustraliaQueensland161816
AustraliaSA   16/1716/1716/17
AustraliaTasmania1717no laws
AustraliaVictoria171717
AustraliaWA   162116
Austria141414
Azerbaijan16illegalundefined
Bahamas161818
Bahrainillegalillegal
Bangladeshillegalillegal
Barbados16illegal
Belarus16/181616
Belgium161616
Belize16legallegal
Beninillegalillegal
Bermuda161816
Bhutanillegal
Bolivia17
Bosnia161616
Botswana16-F/14-Millegal
Brazil14/1814/1814/18
Brunei14/16illegalillegal
Bulgaria14/1514/1814/18
Burkina Faso132121
Burmaillegal
Burundiillegal
Cambodia (Kampuchea)15/16
Cameroonillegal
Canada141814
Cape Verdeillegal
Chile121818
China14not definednot defined
China – Hong Kong1621
Colombia12/141414
Costa Rica15/161515
Cote D’Ivoire15
Croatia1414/1814/18
Cuba Rev161616
Cyprus171717
Cyprus – SARS171717
Czech Republic151515
Denmark151515
Dominica16
Dominican Republic181818
Dutch Antilles161616
Egypt181818
El Salvador16
Eritrea181818
Estonia141616
Ethiopa15
Falken Isl Malvinas 161816
Faroe Islands151818
Fiji16
Finland161818
France151515
French Guiana151515
French Polynesia Tahiti151515
Gabon151515
Georgia (Russia)illegal
Germany14/1614/1614/16
Greece15/171715/17
Grenada17illegalillegal
Guam16
Guadeloupe151515
Guatemala181818
Guinea15
Guyana13illegalillegal
Haiti181818
Honduras14/171414
Hong Kong18M/16F21
Hungary141818
Iceland141414
India16illegalillegal
Indonesia17no lawsno laws
IranNone outside marriageillegalillegal
Iraq18
Ireland171717
Israel161616
Italy141414
Jamaica16illegalillegal
Japan16/1816/1816/18
Jordan16illegalillegal
Kenya16illegalillegal
Korea131313
Kosovo141814
Kuwaitillegalillegal
Latvia16legallegal
Lebanon15/18illegalillegal
Liberia16
Liechtenstein1414/1814
Lithuania161816
Luxembourg161616
Macao16/17
Madegascar212121
Mali16
Malta12/1812/1812/18
Malaysiamarried – 16illegalillegal
Martinique151515
Mauritius15illegalillegal
México121818
Moldova161616
Monaco151515
Montenegro141414
Morocco15
Mozambiqueillegal
Namibia16illegal
Nepal16
Netherlands12/1612/1612/16
Netherland Antilles161616
New Caledonia151515
New Zealand161616
Nigeria 13
Norway161616
Omannoneillegalillegal
Pakistannone  
Panama12/18
Papua – New Guinea16illegal16
Paraquay12
Peru141414
Poland151515
Portugal14/16
Philippines12/181818
Puerto Rico14IllegalIllegal
Qatarillegalillegal
Romania14illegalillegal
Russia14/1614/1614/16
Rwanda181818
San Marino14/1614/1614/16
Saudi Arabiamust be marriedillegalillegal
Senegalillegalillegal
Serbia141814
Singapore14/16illegalillegal
Slovakia151515
Slovenia141414
South Africa161919
South Korea131313
Spain131313
Sri Lanka16illegal16
St. Kitts and Nevis14/16
Surinami161816
Sweden151515
Swaziland18illegalillegal
Switzerland161616
Syria 13/15illegalillegal
Taiwan161616
Tanzania16illegalillegal
Thailand15legal at all ages
Togo14
Tonga16illegal
Trinidad & Tobago16illegalillegal
Tunisia20illegalillegal
Turkeyunmarried-illegal1818
Tuvaluillegal
Uganda18illegalillegal
Ukraine161616
United Arab Emirates18IllegalIllegal
Uzbekistan16illegal16
Uruguay16
Vanuatu181818
Venezuela161616
Vietnam18
Vojvodina141814
Yemenillegal
Yugoslavia18
Zaireillegal
Zambia16
Zimbabwe12/16illegalillegal
United KingdomEngland, Scotland & Wales  161616
United KingdomNorthern Ireland171717
USA Alabama16illegalillegal
USA Alaska161616
USA Arizona18Law RepealedLaw Repealed
USA Arkansas16Law InvalidatedLaw Invalidated
USA California181818
USA Colorado15/171717
USA Connecticut161616
USA D.C.16Law RepealedLaw Repealed
USA Delaware16/18Law RepealedLaw Repealed
USA Florida16/18IllegalIllegal
USA Georgia161616
USA Hawaii16Law RepealedLaw Repealed
USA Idaho16/18IllegalIllegal
USA Illinois171717
USA Indiana161616
USA Iowa14/16Law RepealedLaw Repealed
USA Kansas16illegalillegal
USA Kentucky16Law InvalidatedLaw Invalidated
USA Louisiana17IllegalIllegal
USA Maine161616
USA Maryland16Law InvalidatedLaw Invalidated
USA Massachusetts16/18Law InvalidatedLaw Invalidated
USA Michigan16IllegalIllegal
USA Minnesota16Law InvalidatedLaw Invalidated
USA Mississippi16IllegalIllegal
USA Missouri14/17IllegalIllegal
USA Montana16/181818
USA Nebraska17Law RepealedLaw Repealed
USA Nevada161818
USA New Hampshire161818
USA New Jersey161616
USA New Mexico171313
USA New York171717
USA North Carolina16IllegalIllegal
USA North Dakota18Law RepealedLaw Repealed
USA Ohio16Law RepealedLaw Repealed
USA Oklahoma1616 -illegal16 -illegal
USA Oregon181818
USA Pennsylvania161616
USA Rhode Island16Law RepealedLaw Repealed
USA South Carolina14/16-bill pendingIllegalIllegal
USA South Dakota16Law Repealed 16Law Repealed 16
USA Tennessee18Law InvalidatedLaw Invalidated
USA Texas17IllegalIllegal
USA Utah16/18IllegalIllegal
USA Vermont16Law RepealedLaw Repealed
USA Virginia18illegalillegal
USA Washington16/1816/1816/18
USA West Virginia161818
USA Wisconsin181818
USA Wyoming16 / 18Law RepealedLaw Repealed
USA Military16illegalillegal
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