Under 16? - Sexual Health Wirral

Sex and the law

The law says it's legal for you to agree or consent to sex from the age of 16. If you're under 16 and having sex it's illegal, but you are able to get confidential contraceptionsexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings or help & support from any one of our clinics across Wirral.

We also provide free condoms, but it is important that you have a chat with a health professional if you are thinking about having sex. Why not pop into one of our walk-in and wait clinics? View our 

If you're under 13 the situation is different because the law says you can't consent to any sexual activity at this age.

Read Will they tell my parents? to find our more about confidentiality whatever your age.

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