Sex Terms

Capacity to Consent

A legal term that refers to someone’s ability to understand and make decisions. This can refer to receiving medical services or agreeing to sexual behaviors with a partner.

For example, a five year old would not have the capacity to consent to a medical service since they don’t have the knowledge to understand what was going to happen. Likewise, a person who is unconscious does not have the ability to make decisions about sexual behaviors.

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