Journal of Adolescent Health- Special Issue on Child Marriage

A tremendous new resource for clubs looking at the issue of Child Marriage, both in the US and worldwide.

The Diversity and Complexity of Child Marriage

This supplement was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The articles have been peer-reviewed and edited by the editorial staff of the Journal of Adolescent Health. The opinions or views expressed in this supplement are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the funder.

Edited by Ronald Olum, Eunice Muthengi, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

Volume 69, Issue 6, Supplement,

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Commentary:  Fraidy Reiss Unchained at Last

Child Marriage in the United States: Prevalence and Implications

Fraidy Reiss*Unchained At Last, Westfield, New Jersey

While Americanforeignpolicy deems childmarriage a “humanrights abuse” and calls on other countries to eliminate it [1], manyAmericans remain unaware of the prevalence of child marriage in their own country [2]. One possible explanation for this lack ofawareness is that previous studies of American child marriagehave been stymied by inadequate recordkeeping…  Link to full article:


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