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Amendments to the sexual offences act dealing with consensual underage sex: implications for doctors and researchers

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-04 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-28T16:20:55Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-28T16:20:55Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9391
dc.description.abstract In terms of the Sexual Offences and Related Matters Amendment Act, consensual sex or sexual activity with children aged 12 - 15 was a crime, and as such had to be reported to the police. This was challenged in court in the Teddy Bear case, which held that it was unconstitutional and caused more harm than good. In June 2015, the Amendment Act was accepted by both the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, and came into operation on 3 July 2015. This article looks at the amendments to sections 15 and 16 of the Act and what the reporting obligations for medical professionals and researchers are in light of the amendments, as well as the duty to provide medical services and advice to adolescents. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject CONSTITUTION en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject SEXUAL OFFENCES ACT en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject UNDERAGED SEX en
dc.title Amendments to the sexual offences act dealing with consensual underage sex: implications for doctors and researchers en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 106(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle South African Medical Journal en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9071 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=16247 en
dc.PageNumber 256-259 en
dc.outputnumber 7875 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bhamjee, S., Essack, Z. & Strode, A.E. (2016) Amendments to the sexual offences act dealing with consensual underage sex: implications for doctors and researchers. <i>South African Medical Journal</i>. 106(3):256-259. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9391 en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bhamjee, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Essack, Z. en
dc.contributor.author3 Strode, A.E. en


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