The legal age of consent for sexual activity varies by jurisdiction across Asia, from age 12 to age 21.
According to Article 345 [s amended by Legislative Decree n.
7, 1985] The penalty of imprisonment for a term not exceeding twenty years will be the punishment for anyone who has sex with a woman who is more than 14, but has not yet reached the age of sixteen, with consent.
Under the new laws they have the possibility of having the maximum sentence of life in prison.
The general age of consent in Macau is 14, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
In 1993, the Court held that the prohibition of homosexual acts was a violation of Article 8.
In January 1995, the Cypriot Government introduced a Bill in the Cypriot Parliament that would have abolished the ban.Although people under the age of 18 years are considered minors, the Criminal Code does not criminalize sex with people older than 16 years of age (except in the specific case of minors aged 16 to 18 years old entrusted to an adult for education or assistance purposes whom have abused such position (article 167/1(b) of the Macau Criminal Code)).Sex with minors younger than 14 years old is more severely punished (1 to 8 years imprisonment) than with minors aged 14 to 16 years old (up to 4 years imprisonment if the perpetrator abused the minor's inexperience).History Until 1998, homosexual acts between men were entirely forbidden under Section 171 (1929).In 1989, Alecos Modinos, president of the Cypriot Gay Liberation Movement, brought a case to the European Court of Human Rights.In case of repeat offenses, the maximum punishment term shall be applied.