Definition 1
Consent is to grant permission, approval, or to comply; agree, as to an express wish or a proposed action.  

Types of consent :

  • implied consent,
  • express consent,
  • informed consent and
  • unanimous consent.

In the United States, the age at which a person can consent is from 16 – 18 years old.

Example: When I get a clinical procedure done in a clinic. I have to sign a consent before the procedure is done, and it states that I permit to follow through procedure even after knowing the procedural risks and complications.


Every time, I signup for a program or in social media applications, I grant my consent and agree to share my personal information for their research and quality purpose of the program.

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