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Dataspeak: Early Marriage and Health

This recent research report by Sama is based on secondary review and analysis of data and literature on early / child marriage, adolescent health, health outcomes of early/child marriage. The research was carried out with the primary objective of understanding and ascertaining the linkages between early/ child marriage and health, the current role(s) and strategies by the health system in addressing early/child marriage as well as towards recognition and addressing of the implications for the health of women in early marriages.
The data reviewed includes health and demographic survey statistics and indicators, central and state policies, programmes and strategies. The report highlights major gaps or issues based on the review and analysis of the available data on early marriage and health. Based on the identified gaps or issues the research draws attention to some areas for future inquiry that are critical to young people including those in situations of early marriage.