Prostitution age of consent

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The prostitution age of consent is the minimum age at which a person may legally engage in prostitution. Where this is not specified in the individual county's prostitution laws, then the general age of consent laws for that country apply.

Prostitution age of consent by country[edit]

Country Prostitution age of consent Client age of consent Penalty for a violation Note
Algeria 18[1]
Argentina 18[2]
Bolivia 18[3]
Canada 18[4]
Colombia 18[5] From 14 to 25 years if prostitute is under 18;
Cuba 16[3]
Czech Republic 15[6]
Democratic Republic of the Congo 18[2]
Ecuador 18[1]
El Salvador 18[2]
Ethiopia 18[3]
Germany 18[7] Up to 5 years or fine if prostitute is under 18; From 2 to 15 years if prostitute is under 14;
Greece 18[2]
Honduras 18[3]
Hungary 18[1]
Lebanon 21[1]
Mexico (in states where prostitution is legal) 18[2]
Netherlands 18 nationally, 21 in some municipalities[8] 18[9]
New Zealand 18[10] 16[10]
Nicaragua 14[2]
Paraguay 18[2]
Peru 18[1]
Senegal 21[1]
Singapore 18[2]
Tunisia 18[1]
United States (Nevada only) 18[11]
Uruguay 18[1]
Venezuela 18[1]

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References[edit]

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  5. ^ Alsema, Adriaan (21 June 2012). "Medellin and Caribbean are Colombia's main sex tourism destinations:". Colombia News. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
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  7. ^ Saxena, Shreya (21 June 2017). "Legal Situation of Prostitution in Germany". The News Geeks. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  8. ^ "New Prostitution Policy in the Netherlands". Amsterdam Red Light District Tours. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Red Light District -- Age Limits for prostitutes and their clients". Amsterdam Tourist Information. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Sex Work Law > Current Law". www.sexworklaw.co.nz. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Nevada Prostitution and Solicitation Laws". Findlaw. Retrieved 10 June 2018.