An overview of the factors affecting early childhood marriage and its implications in developing countries

Zohreh Raeisi, Reihaneh MohammadiDinani

Abstract


Early marriage or the phenomenon of childhood is widespread in many parts of the world for many reasons, including poverty, gender inequality, traditional cultural practices affecting human societies, illiteracy and insecurity, leading to lack of education Correct the next generation, increasing divorce rates, raising maternal and child mortality rates and health problems. Marriage at an early age and before conceptual maturity presents the child with a world of unfulfilled needs and expectations, which overestimates psychological and psychological effects. Due to the fact that these marriages occur before the child reaches mental maturity, the girls are forced to marry at an early age. Because they have not been able to go through their childhood and adolescence, they will become mentally ill over time. Suicide, escape from home, and increasing divorced children in the community as some of the damages of child marriage. In developing countries, one in three girls under the age of 18 and one in nine girls, one is married before the age of 15. They are, in the word sense, converted into young child sex slaves. Early childhood marriage is organized by the child's family in accordance with the custom, and often involves family-friendly pledges and concessions at a time when the children themselves are younger than they decide on these marriages. In both the phenomenon of female genital mutilation and early marriage, consent is taken from others instead of the individual. In some countries, female genital mutilation results in early childhood marriage as a result. In some cases, the child's marriage has occurred in the traditional societies after the occurrence of circumcision.

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