Despite increases in the average age at marriage in Egypt, and laws mandating minimum marriage age, early marriage remains an issue, particularly in rural areas of the country where up to 33 percent of women marry before the age of 18. This brief describes characteristics of married adolescent girls, including health implications of early marriage on pregnancy and childbirth, risk of dangerous complications, and increased exposure to domestic violence.
Abdel-Tawab, Nahla G., May Gadallah, and Doaa Oraby. 2017. "Characteristics of married adolescent girls in Egypt," Policy brief. Cairo: Population Council. [in Arabic]
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