Age of Consent Laws in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico

The ages of consent in North America for sexual activity vary by jurisdiction.​

"The age of consent in Canada is 16. All U.S. states set their limits between 16 and 18."

"The age of consent in Mexico is complex. Typically, Mexican states have a "primary" age of consent (which may be as low as 12), and sexual conduct with persons below that age is always illegal. Sexual relations which occur between adults and teenagers under 18 are left in a legal gray area: laws against corruption of minors as well as estupro laws can be applied to such acts, at the discretion of the prosecution."

"These laws are situational and are subject to interpretation."


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