Section of the Criminal Code of Canada makes it a crime to touch, for a sexual purpose, any person under the age of 16 years. Run by peers, the centres provide basic HIV prevention and healthcare services tailored to the specific needs of transgender people. The laws of France where applicable apply. Overall prevalence of syphilis and HIV were 1. Article He built a castle for Gala in Spain, but was only allowed to visit by invitation. Some work in government. After obtaining signed informed consent, 10 ml of blood were collected from all study participants. Data on gender, age, income, and years of education were collected by questionnaire and the presence of HTLV, HIV and Treponema pallidum infection was determined by serology. History of the Canadian age of consent See also: Age of consent reform in Canada During the 19th century, the age of consent for heterosexual vaginal sex was 12; in , the Parliament raised the age of consent to Caribbean Netherlands The age of consent in the Caribbean Netherlands Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius is 16, as specified by the Criminal Code BES, Articles , which reads: Art "A person who, out of wedlock, with a person who has reached the age of twelve but has not reached sixteen, performs indecent acts comprising or including sexual penetration of the body is liable to a term of imprisonment of not more than sixteen years". Descriptive statistics were determined for each variable. Syphilis infection was used as a proxy for sexual transmission of HTLV-1 infection, since other sexual behavior variables were not available in the main survey. Transgender people often face social and legal exclusion, economic vulnerability, and are at an increased risk of experiencing violence. He died on January 23, , and was buried in a crypt under the stage of the theatre-museum he had designed to protect his legacy. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the association of syphilis infection as a proxy for sexual transmission of HTLV-1 infection in the general population of Salvador, a city with an estimated 50, HTLV-1 infected individuals. Stigma and discrimination, leading to low self-esteem and disempowerment, can make it harder for transgender people to insist on condom use.