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Spain raises minimum age for marriage and sex

Source: Reuters - Fri 5th Apr 2013
Spain raises minimum age for marriage and sex

Spain has raised the minimum age for marriage to 16 from what had been one of the lowest in the world at 14 as part of a wider reform to improve health and safety for children and adolescents.

The reform, announced by Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato on Friday, also raises the age for consensual sex from what was the lowest in Europe at 13. The new age will be decided by Parliament.

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It would be worth mentioning at this point that despite what THE LAW states, Spain also has one of the lowest Teenage Pregnancy rates in the entire world at just 6 per 1'000, which compares to 26.1 per 1'000 in the UK.
Mr Grumpy - Sat, 6th Apr 2013
Can't see the 'Gitanos' being too happy about that. Aren't they all betrothed to their cousins by the time they are 10, and on their first Granchild at 20 or something ?
Tyler - Fri, 5th Apr 2013