Child marriage and health


  
Abstract

Child marriage means early sexual activity and, in most cases, early childbearing. Despite widespread recogni- tion that childbearing in the adolescent years is harmful to both mother and child, it is common in large parts of the developing world. In Chad, Guinea, Mali and Niger, where child marriage is prevalent, half of all girls give birth before their 18th birthday.

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Author

International Center for Research on Women

Country

INDIA

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Year Of Publication

2006