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Survey Paper | Physical Education | Bangladesh | Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016
Early Marriage Impact on Female's Health and Their Satisfactory Level: A Distinctive Analytical Study in Bangladesh
Ishita Roy  | Amit Kumar Sarker
Abstract: Early or Child marriage is a strong social custom, particularly for girls in Bangladesh. Most societies have standards that set a minimum age for marriage. But in many communities this age requirement is too low - especially for girls and does not take their psychological or physiological readiness for marriage into consideration. Actually, the vital reasons of early marriage and thats why impact of its on among them are poverty, superstition, lack of social security, education and lack of awareness. For this kind of facts of it creates also impact on females health. According to UNICEF report, the State of the Worlds Children, 2009, Early marriage is pervasive in Bangladesh, with 64 percent of girls married before age 18. Early pregnancy often results from child marriage, one-third of girls aged 15 to 19 in Bangladesh are currently either mothers or pregnant. Although child marriage is prohibited legally, but incidences of child marriage through their impact of health are still happening in rural areas of Bangladesh. According to the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 the minimum legal age for marriage is 18 years for females in Bangladesh. Along with this Act of child marriage is punishable by law. The right to free and full consent to a marriage is recognized in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and in many subsequent human rights instruments. To prevent child marriage, a wide range of individuals and organizations need to create awareness among people why its create devastating impact on womens health, particularly the poor. Especially, parents and government can play main role to reducing this kind of impact of through child marriage. An environment should be ensured where children get proper care and facility to grow up completely and properly.
Keywords: Early marriage satisfaction, impact of early marriage, females of rural areas in Bangladesh, chi-square test and frequency distribution
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016,
Pages: 363 - 369