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Why Child Marriage is Detrimental to Young Girls

Jennifer James

Many know that girls get married too young in various cultures in the developing world, but do you know why it is detrimental to a young girl's life? Girls who marry young cease their studies early, end up in a perpetual cycle of poverty and violence, and are more apt to die during child birth as their bodies have not developed enough to have children.

Stephanie Sinclair, a National Geographic photographer, has done a masterful job at sharing the story about the secret lives of child brides.

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