Adolescent pregnancy and child marriage

Child marriage is both a cause and consequence of adolescent pregnancy. In many cases, child marriage is a driver of early pregnancy; in others – particularly where sex outside of marriage is taboo –unintended pregnancy drives child marriage. Explore here the links between these two issues.

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Fact sheet and brief

Child marriage and maternal health

This brief takes a look at child marriage and the detrimental impact it can have on maternal health.

Girls Not Brides materials, Fact sheet and brief, Infographic

Child marriage and SRHR

Developed by Girls Not Brides, this infographic and thematic brief outline the links between child marriage and SRHR.

Research article

Making the continuum of care work for mothers and infants: does gender equity matter? Findings from a quasi-experimental study in Bihar, India

This study shows how child marriage attenuated the impact of an health programme on reproductive, maternal and newborn health in Bihar, India.


Meeting the needs of young married women and first-time parents

Series of SRHR trainings from Pathfinder International aimed at health care providers, community workers, and small group facilitators.

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