Young People, Sexuality and Citizenship. Topics Society liberty central. Jailbait images can be differentiated from child pornographyas they do not feature minors before the onset of puberty, nor do they contain nudity. Archived from the original on 20 March For the purposes of sentencing, the prosecution accepted that the girl consented and that she had said she was
For example, a risk factor for HPV strains causing genital warts is sexual debut at a young age;  if this extends to the cancer causing strains, then sexual debut at a young age would potentially also increase risk of persistence of HPV infections that cause the very HPV induced cancers that are being diagnosed in spiking numbers of relatively young people.
Age of consent
The human immune system continues to develop after puberty. Individuals aged 15 or younger in Alabama are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape. As I understand it, all persons have a human right to consensual sexual activity, so are the grounds on which these unders are deemed not to have that right going suddenly, at some time, to be similarly found untenable because this prohibition is founded on no more than the interest, inconvenience or embarrassment of adults? They noted that article 6 2 is concerned with the fairness of the proceedings, not the content of the criminal law. The defendant argued that this "strict liability" was incompatible with the presumption of innocence guaranteed by article 6 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights and that the decision to prosecute him with the offence of rape of a child under 13 carrying a maximum penalty of life imprisonment as opposed to the lesser offence of sexual activity with a child under 16 maximum five years' imprisonment for an underyear-old breached his right to respect for private life under article 8.