Maternal death rates are high in this demographic; child mothers (under 15 years old) are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their early 20's. (Girl Up). Their bodies are taking on a task they're not yet prepared to handle.
The Gendercide Awareness Project is screening Angelina Jolie's film Difret about child marriage on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Please mark your calendars!
Read article by Nurith Aizenman from NPR.