Resources for Healthcare Professionals on Child Marriage
Rates of child marriage are relatively high in many parts of the world, and tend to increase in times of crisis (e.g. pandemics, forced mass migration). Research consistently demonstrates adverse health consequences of child marriage, and it is important for health professionals to have knowledge regarding this practice.
The resources in this section are curated to help medical and mental health providers offer information to families to prevent child marriage and screen for exploitation and abuse of married children.
Risk factors associated with the practice of child marriage among Roma girls in Serbia (Hotchkiss, 2016)
Decline in Child Marriage and Changes in Its Effect on Reproductive Outcomes in Bangladesh (Kamal, 2012)
Child marriage among boys in highprevalence countries: Sexual & Reproductive Health Outcomes (Misunas, 2019)
The Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage, Annual Report 2017 (UNFPA, 2017)