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Early marriage and pregnancy among Syrian adolescent girls in Jordan: do they have a choice?

Author: Shible Sahbani, Maysa Al-Khateeb, and Ruba Hikmat Year: 2016

In this editorial, the authors make the links between child marriage and sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls in contexts of displacement in Jordan, where 42,000 Syrian refugee girls between 12 and 17 years are registered and yet being forgotten.

The paper encourages the global community to reinforce their collective efforts to implement policies and programmes to protect and support girls living in these contexts.

TAGS: Research article Jordan Syrian Arab Republic Middle East and North Africa Conflict and humanitarian crises Health