This is the age of consent around the world

Sex-and-relationships education should be made a statutory part of the curriculum at all state schools in England, a report by MPs published this week stated.

Campaigners say that age-appropriate sex education can help prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce the risk of contracting an STI. The age of consent and the rates of adolescent pregnancies vary across the globe, as these figures show..

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