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Meghdadi M M, Javadpour M. Impact of Early Marriage on Children's Sexual Health and Mechanisms of Deal with It. MLJ 2017; 11 (40) :31-60
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-705-en.html
1- Department of Law, Mofid University, Qom, Iran
2- Department of Jurisprudence and Foundations of Islamic Law, Islamic Azad University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

The most important human concession than other beings is the ability to grow, talent and perfection in his/her existence; But this advantage requires that parents do their responsibilities properly against children and provide a suitable and adequate facilities for they. Hence, the appropriate age of marriage is very important in formation of family; therefore, couples must have been necessary conditions for marriage, such as: physical and mental growth, and social readiness. Unfortunately, sometimes early marriage happens for different reasons, which often involves abuse, violence against children and serious conflicts with their rights. Because, it is often forcible and usually without the consent of the parties and no doubt the child in this process is not able to understand the options, more opportunities and benefit of better rights and conditions.

In the present study, a descriptive - analysis - comparative method was applied by relying on Imamiya jurisprudence and human rights international system to the causes and effects of early marriage on children's sexual health and its prevention strategies. The results showed that the causes as: poverty, social and cultural factors, family honor and dignity and etc. provide the field of early marriage, that despite the clear characteristics of childhood in marriage and lack of education and social necessary awareness could be lead to violation of the child rights and violence against he/she. On the other hand, it can affect children's sexual health and lead to physical and mental illness, an increase the pregnancies, preterm parturition and etc. Hence, the promotion of awareness and anticipation assignments and determining appropriate penalties, such a phenomenon limited and reduces the possibility of such consequences.

Please cite this article as: Meghdadi MM, Javadpour M. Impact of Early Marriage on Children's Sexual Health and Mechanisms of Deal with It. Iran J Med Law 2017; 10(40): 31-60.

Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2016/08/5 | Accepted: 2017/03/8

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