We want you to be informed because being a “minor” affects your right to information and services. Keep in mind that these laws may be different for you if you are legally considered an emancipated minor, pregnant minor, minor living apart or married minor. 18 In the eyes of the law, teenagers of certain ages cannot consent or agree to sex until they reach a specific age.
This is called the “age of consent.” These laws are meant to protect minors from being manipulated or forced into sex with older people.
The provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall not affect the age requirements in any other provision of law, unless otherwise provided in any such law.
Further, for the purposes of subsection (2) of this section, in determining whether the perpetrator is three (3) years or more older than the victim, the difference in age shall be measured from the date of birth of the perpetrator to the date of birth of the victim.[18-6101, added 1972, ch.
17 You are considered a minor (someone who is not an adult) if you are under 18 years old.
This is a legal status that lawmakers created for your protection. 10.“Minors’ Access to Contraceptive Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 11.“Emergency Contraception,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 12.“Emergency Room Requirements To Offer/Provide Sexual Assault Survivors with Emergency Contraception.” Henry J.
In Idaho, only men can be convicted of statutory rape, but they can be convicted of statutory rape against girls and boys.
A man in Idaho commits the crime of rape by penetrating a child’s body with his penis when: (Idaho Code. §§ 18-6101, 18-6108.) For example, it is rape for a 19-year-old to have sex with a 15-year-old and it is also rape for a 23-year-old man to allow a 17-year-old to perform fellatio on him.
Title X clinics provide sexual and reproductive health care to the public (girls, boys, teens and adults).
Named after the teenaged lovers in Shakespeare’s play, “Romeo and Juliet” exceptions, like the ones in Idaho, are intended to prevent serious criminal charges against teenagers who engage in sex with others close to their own age.
For example, two 15-year olds who have sex would not be prosecuted; no would an 18-year old who had sex with a 17-year old.
In Idaho, a man who engages in sexual activity with a child under the age of 18 can be convicted of statutory rape, even if the child agrees to or initiates the activity.
For more information on statutory rape, see Statutory Rape Laws and Penalties.