Factors responsible for early and forced marriage in Iran


  
Abstract

Child marriage directly impact girls’ education, health, psychological well-being, and the health of theiroffspring. This qualitative study was carried out to investigate the causes of this silent health issue in village of Hervi, Tabriz,Iran. Data was collected by participating 60 students and their parents using focus group discussions and interviews and thenanalysed by applying content analysis. Results showed that the most important reason was cultural, traditional issues whichdriven by poverty and low awareness of the respondents about risk of child marriage. One of the most effective methods ofreducing child marriage and its health consequences is mandating that girls stay in school.

Source
http://article.sciencepublishinggroup.com/pdf/10.11648.j.sjph.20130105.17.pdf
Author

Hossein Matlabi, Ahmad Rasouli, Hamidreza Hamedi Behtash, Ali Faraghi Dastjerd, Behnaz Khazemi

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

matlabih@tbzmed.ac.ir

Year Of Publication

2013