Equal age of consent

In 34 countries, the age of consent is not equalized for same-sex relationships.

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Equal age of consent

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

Summary

180
Equal
180 regions (78%)
Equal
34
Unequal
34 regions (15%)
Unequal
16
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
16 regions (7%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
Europe
100%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
50 regions (100%)
Unequal
regions (0%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
Oceania
83%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
20 regions (83%)
Unequal
3 regions (13%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
1 regions (4%)
South America
79%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
11 regions (79%)
Unequal
3 regions (21%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
regions (0%)
North America
67%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
24 regions (67%)
Unequal
9 regions (25%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
3 regions (8%)
Africa
75%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
44 regions (75%)
Unequal
11 regions (19%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
4 regions (7%)
Asia
67%
LEGAL EQUALITY
Equal
31 regions (67%)
Unequal
8 regions (17%)
No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous
7 regions (15%)

Progress over time

Number of countries with equality for equal age of consent over the past 60 years.

Recent changes

Equal age of consent by country

(and dependent territories)

Equal

Equal age of consent is equal in 180 regions.

No data, no laws, N/A, or ambiguous

Data on equal age of consent is unclear, not applicable, or missing in 16 regions.

  1. Oceania (1)
  2. Solomon Islands
  3. Antarctica (1)
  4. Antarctica

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