Turkish Archives of Pediatrics

A Child Abuse: Marriage at Childhood Age


Department of Pediatric Basic Sciences, Istanbul University, Institute of Child Health, Adolesance Health, Istanbul, Turkey


Department of Pediatrics, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul Prof.Dr. Cemil Taşcıoğlu City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey


Pediatric infectious Disease, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Turk Arch Pediatr 2021; 56: 548-552
DOI: 10.5152/TurkArchPediatr.2021.21093
Keywords : Child, abuse, marriage
Read: 266 Downloads: 87 Published: 01 November 2021

Child marriage, which is seen as both a global public health and social problem, is defined as marriage before the age of 18 years. Gender inequality, migration and wars, economic problems, lack of education, and non-deterrent laws are the main causes of child marriage. Child marriage in our country, and other places where child marriage is still commonplace, is a breach of the widely recognized human rights of the child. Prevention of this breach requires effective and target-oriented counter-measures. At the same time, to achieve sustainable change, problems should be analyzed and solutions should be provided with programmed and multi-layered components. It should not be forgotten that “the child is not a bride, the place for the child is in school and the playground."

Cite this article as: Dağ H, Yetim A, Ketenci Altıkardeşler Ö, Hançerli Törün S. A child abuse: Marriage at childhood age. Turk Arch Pediatr. 2021; 56(6): 548-552.

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