Age of Consent (At Issue) (Paperback)
In the United States, each state determines the age at which a person can legally have sex. Age of Consent laws exist to prevent exploitation of young people, but these policies often spark debate because of their breadth and ambiguity. Many people may wonder if these policies are too protective in some cases and too punitive in others. This book offers a variety of perspectives on the effectiveness and impact of age of consent laws, allowing readers to gain an insight into a broad and challenging dialogue. Topics such as sexual offender registries, contraception without parental consent, and consensual teen sex are discussed.