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Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología

versión On-line ISSN 0717-7526


MENDOZA TASCON, Luis Alfonso et al. Matrimonio infantil: Un problema social, económico y de salud pública. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2016, vol.81, n.3, pp.254-261. ISSN 0717-7526.

Child marriage is defined as any union or usual legal union between two people, of which one or both are below 18 years of age. Its effects not only compromise the health of the child, it affects social, economic and community development. The prevalence of child marriage is high in countries with less developed and poorer. Its consequences include social as involving the child marriage is a violation of the rights of children, affecting and limiting their education, resulting in lower labor opportunities, affecting the economy of households and communities, jeopardizing health girls and their children and associated with domestic violence. Prevention strategies are multiple and involve the training of girls with the information, skills and support networks, education and mobilization of parents and community members, improving accessibility and quality of formal education for girls, offering financial support and incentives to girls and their families and the promotion of an enabling legal and regulatory framework.

Palabras clave : Childhood; adolescence; child marriage; education.

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