Factors Responsible for Early and Forced Marriage in Iran
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 1, Issue 5, November 2013, Pages: 227-229
Received: Oct. 29, 2013; Published: Nov. 20, 2013
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Hossein Matlabi, Dept of Health Education and promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Ahmad Rasouli, Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Hamidreza Hamedi Behtash, Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Ali Faraghi Dastjerd, Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Behnaz Khazemi, Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
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Abstract
Child marriage directly impact girls’ education, health, psychological well-being, and the health of their offspring. This qualitative study was carried out to investigate the causes of this silent health issue in village of Hervi, Tabriz, Iran. Data was collected by participating 60 students and their parents using focus group discussions and interviews and then analysed by applying content analysis. Results showed that the most important reason was cultural, traditional issues which driven by poverty and low awareness of the respondents about risk of child marriage. One of the most effective methods of reducing child marriage and its health consequences is mandating that girls stay in school.
Keywords
Child Marriage, Forced Marriage, Tabriz, Iran
To cite this article
Hossein Matlabi, Ahmad Rasouli, Hamidreza Hamedi Behtash, Ali Faraghi Dastjerd, Behnaz Khazemi, Factors Responsible for Early and Forced Marriage in Iran, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 1, No. 5, 2013, pp. 227-229. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20130105.17
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