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Report Examines Relationship Among Child Marriage, Adolescent Health, Climate Change

BMJ Blogs: Jocalyn Clark: The surprising links between child marriage, climate change, and health
Jocalyn Clark, executive editor at icddr,b, discusses a recent “Human Rights Watch report, focused on Bangladesh, which has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world (a full 30 percent of females in this country are married before 15).” She says the report examines the interconnectedness among child marriage, girls’ health, and the role of climate change. “…Poverty exacerbated by natural disasters and climate change creates insecurity in families, which can cause them to have their young girls married, reveals the report, which was based on more than 100 interviews in the country…” (6/16).