Indiana dating laws
Depending on the jurisdiction, legal age of consent ranges from 16 to 18 years old.
This is called the “age of consent.” These laws are meant to protect minors from being manipulated or forced into sex with older people.
Age of consent reform is efforts to change age of consent laws.
Proposed reforms typically include raising, lowering, or abolishing the age of consent, applying (or not applying) close-in-age exemptions, changing penalties, or changing how cases are examined in court.
In Indiana, you can legally consent to sexual intercourse when you become 16 years old.
A minor who is married can get a prescription for birth control without a parent’s permission. 7.“An Overview of Minors’ Consent Laws, State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute. 8.“Minors’ Access to STI Services,” State Policies in Brief, The Alan Guttmacher Institute.