Equal age of consent

In 9 countries, the age of consent is not equalized for same-sex relationships.

DATE

Equal age of consent

The difference between legal age of consent for homosexual sex and heterosexual sex.

Summary

134
Equal
134 regions (68%)
Equal
9
Unequal
9 regions (5%)
Unequal
54
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
54 regions (27%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
98%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
49 regions (98%)
Unequal
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (2%)
Oceania
79%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
11 regions (79%)
Unequal
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (21%)
South America
75%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
9 regions (75%)
Unequal
2 regions (17%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (8%)
North America
87%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
20 regions (87%)
Unequal
1 regions (4%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
2 regions (9%)
Africa
38%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
20 regions (38%)
Unequal
6 regions (11%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
27 regions (51%)
Asia
55%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
24 regions (55%)
Unequal
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
20 regions (46%)

Timeline of equal age of consent

Number of countries to equalize age of consent over the past 61 years.

Recent Changes

Equal age of consent by Country

Equal

Equal age of consent is equal in 128 regions.

  1. South America (9)
  2. Argentina 2001
  3. Bolivia 1999
  4. Brazil 1940
  5. Chile 2022
  6. Colombia
  7. Ecuador 1997
  8. Peru 1836
  9. Uruguay 1933
  10. Venezuela 1998
  11. Antarctica (1)
  12. Antarctica

Female equal, male N/A

Equal age of consent is female equal, male n/a in 6 regions.

  1. North America (1)
  2. Saint Lucia
  3. Africa (2)
  4. Eswatini 1907
  5. Zimbabwe
  6. Oceania (1)
  7. Papua New Guinea

Unequal

Equal age of consent is unequal in 9 regions.

  1. North America (1)
  2. Bahamas
  3. South America (2)
  4. Paraguay
  5. Suriname 1869

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