Close in age exceptions A 14 or 15 year old can consent to sexual activity as long as the partner is less than five years older and there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or any other exploitation of the young person.
Whats the oldest a 15 year old could date?
There is a so-called rule about dating: the youngest age you are supposed to date is half your age plus seven. So, if youre 16, the youngest age you should consider is 15 – because 16 divided by two is eight and 8+7 equals 15. We can write the dating rule as an equation: y = x ÷ 2 + 7 .
Can a 14 year old and a 16 year old date?
Dating is not illegal. Sexual relations can be. If you are not 4 years older it is not statutory rape. But there is coercion that could be alleged now or later if she gets upset.
Is it legal to be pregnant at 14?
In many states, if you are 14 and pregnant, you would need parental permission to obtain an abortion. Even though you would require your parents permission to obtain an abortion, it could still be an option you consider as a pregnant 14-year-old.