The Facts... without the Lecture

The Facts

Before making any decisions, it’s important to know the facts.

Get the facts on Fertility and Sexual Health, the Law on the Age of ConsentContraceptionSexually Transmitted Infections and Crisis Pregnancy.

The age of consent for sexual intercourse for heterosexual and homosexual sex is 17 for boys and girls.

Read Real-Life Stories from girls who had a teenage pregnancy and from people who visited an STI clinic.


Please remember, the information given in this section is not a replacement for medical or legal advice. If you have concerns or questions, talk to your parents, your teachers or youth workers or another adult you trust.