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    Sensitive topic i know..

    So should it be lowered from its current 16? originally it was 12 in England and it is in several european countries..

    So posible reasons for lowering it; estimates of atleast 1/3 of teens loosing it before 16 already, maturing population [i.e. kids hit puberty at 10 now instead of 14 [or thereabouts], society seems to be getting more sexual anyway ..cough love island ..

    against.. well the obvious one of child abuse .. other than that no striking ones spring to mind..

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    I think that lowering the age of consent would only encourage predators to take advantage of young children. If you're younger than 16 and you are mature enough to have sex, I don't think the age of consent would stop you. I've never heard of two 15 year old's decide to not have sex because they weren't legally old enough.
 
 
 
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