Child Marriage

Resources for Healthcare Professionals on Child Marriage

The Problem

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

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.