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Development Community Beginning To View Child Marriage As Health Issue

“The development community is starting to pay closer attention to the problem of child marriages. Long considered an issue of human rights, the conversation about child marriage is shifting to that of health and education. Girls married too young are denied the educational opportunities of their peers and are put at greater health risks, such as HIV and teen pregnancy,” development blogger Tom Murphy writes in Humanosphere (1/10).

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