Age-of-consent reform refers to the efforts of some individuals or groups, for different reasons, to alter or abolish age-of-consent laws. There is no defence of mistaken belief about the age of the child, as there is in cases involving 13—15 year olds. Deaths Ownership Laws. Prostitution of children. The laws may also vary by the type of sexual act, the gender of the participants or other considerations, such as involving a position of trust ; some jurisdictions may also make allowances for minors engaged in sexual acts with each other, rather than a single age. The age of consent for all sexual conduct in Croatia under the new Criminal Code in force since 1 January is 15, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, regulated by Article Under this code, Article read:
There is also a close-in-age exemption:
United States Age of Consent Map
The age of consent was set to 21 years and reduced to 18 years in As ofthe age of consent is set at 16 for both males and females, sexual contact with any child under 16 regardless of gender is a felony and the ban on sodomy is lifted, thereby legalizing homosexual sex. Outline of human sexuality.