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Against the Stream: lowering the age of sexual consent

  • Philip Graham (a1)
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Lowering the legal age of sexual consent would decriminalise a large number of ‘underage’ young people engaging in sexual intercourse. The arguments against such a change in the law are summarised and shown to lack validity.

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Correspondence to Philip Graham (pjgraham1@aol.com)
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