Child Marriage Endangers the Health of Girls


  
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.

Source
JAMA, August 4, 2010-Vol 304 No 5.
Author

Tracy Hampton

Country

INDIA

Contact Details

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/

Year Of Publication

2010