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Early marriage means early pregnancy: Before the age of 18, a girl's body is not prepared for pregnancy - छोटी उम्र में शादी: यानी जल्दी गर्भ - 18 वर्ष की आयु से पहले किसी भी लड़की का शरीर माँ बनने के लिए तैयार नहीं होता
Early marriage means early pregnancy: Before the age of 18, a girl's body is not prepared for pregnancy
छोटी उम्र में शादी: यानी जल्दी गर्भ - 18 वर्ष की आयु से पहले किसी भी लड़की का शरीर माँ बनने के लिए तैयार नहीं होता

Timing Births — गर्भ कब-कितनी बार — Ammaji Kehti Hain

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HealthPhone: Early marriage means early pregnancy:
Before the age of 18, a girl's body is not prepared for pregnancy

छोटी उम्र में शादी: यानी जल्दी गर्भ - 18 वर्ष की आयु से पहले किसी भी लड़की का शरीर माँ बनने के लिए तैयार नहीं होता



Hindiहिन्दी - मानक हिन्दी - Mānak Hindī - Hindi

Know the health risks (including early death) for both the mother and her baby if pregnancy occurs before 18.

These videos focus on social and behaviour change communication and are made for individual and small group viewing, learning and discussion. They are designed to be used as interpersonal communication tools by communities and frontline workers in giving out important information to women and caregivers.

UNICEF

Produced by: UNICEF, India



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Key Messages
  • A girl under 18 years is a child and it is illegal for girls under 18 to be married.

  • A young girl's marriage should be delayed until she is 18 years of age.

  • A young girl (who is less than 18 years) experiences life threatening complications to herself and the baby during pregnancy and childbirth.

  • At 18, she is more of an adult and her body is physically prepared to have children.

  • Early marriage and early pregnancy leads to babies born too early and weighing too little.
Discussions and Frequently Asked Questions

 There is social pressure to get girls married once they attain puberty.

Key Response: It is illegal and at 18, she is more of an adult and her body is physically prepared to have children.


 A younger mother is better able to handle her children.

Key Response: A girl under 18 is a child herself and so is not fully prepared to handle children. There are many risks involved in pregnancy before a girl turns 18 including complications like:
  • pre-eclampsia
  • premature labour
  • miscarriage
  • low birth weight infants
  • death for both mother and baby during childbirth
 How is early marriage related to infants' poor health/deaths?

Key Response: Early marriage leads to early pregnancy in which babies are born too early and weighing too little.

HealthPhone: Early marriage means early pregnancy: Before the age of 18, a girl's body is not prepared for pregnancy
छोटी उम्र में शादी: यानी जल्दी गर्भ - 18 वर्ष की आयु से पहले किसी भी लड़की का शरीर माँ बनने के लिए तैयार नहीं होता


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28 June, 2014

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