The age of consent in other states ranges from ages 14 to 18.
Some states base the penalty for violations on the age of the offender, with older offenders receiving harsher penalties.
Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile is sexual intercourse with consent between (1) someone age 19 or older and someone between age 12 and 17 or (2) someone age 17 or older and someone between age 12 and 15.
Keep in mind that the laws may be different depending on the type of sexual behavior—vaginal, anal or oral—and the gender of your partner. To make sure your visit is confidential, tell the clinic staff how to contact you about test results and future appointments without your parents knowing. Find a Title X clinic near you here or call 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) for the nearest Planned Parenthood Health Center. In Nebraska, you can legally consent to sexual intercourse when you become 16 years old. Minors who are married can get a prescription for birth control without a parent’s permission. Most states do not refer specifically to statutory rape; instead they use designations such as sexual assault and sexual abuse to identify prohibited activity.