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Child Marriages & Health

Child marriages are very common in Pakistan. It is one of the prevalent social taboos, which has very negative health effect, which common people are unaware of. Recently, a walk was organized in Murree to raise awareness about these health risks associated with the social taboos of child or teen marriages in the country.

This walk was organized by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan), Islamabad Devcom Centennial Leo Club (IDCLC), Islamabad Crescent Lions Club (ICLC), Islamabad City Lions Club and Islamabad Leo Club on the International World Population Day. This walk was organized with the theme of “investing in teenage girls”.

Health should be ensured by the government and society of the country. This can also be done through education, nutritious food and basic human rights awareness in teenage girls. Getting teenage girls married at an innocent age create extreme health complications for them, affecting them psychologically for the rest of their lives.

Unfortunately, Pakistani society is blind to see that marrying teenage girls is both unethical and immoral. Despite having laws for child marriages, there is no practical implementation seen on both social and medical levels.

It is very important for girls to be ready for motherhood before they decide to get married. Despite whatever the couple’s timely decision of starting a family is, girls should be mentally and physical prepared to be bear a child before they settle down. Unhealthy mothers lead towards serious pregnancy complications and child risks, which are unavoidable at later marital stages.

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