Child Marriage and Maternal Health: An Analysis of Experienced Women in Northern Bangladesh


  • Ram Proshad Barman Begum Rokeya University



Child Marriage, Maternal Health, Pregnancy, Reproduction, Vulnerability, Poverty


The contemplations of child marriage (CHM) for growing young girls sustain comprehensively in developing countries assuming a startling global concern, affecting millions of girls by causing multifarious hygienic burden including infant and maternal mortality, morbidity, resulting of early and unexpected pregnancy around the world today. The concoction of this study is to interrogate and assess factors that squeeze on the girl child’s marriage and their maternal health in Dinajpur region of Bangladesh from January to April 2018. In addition, a qualitative research design was adopted for analyzing and interpreting target population while women in communities and key informants participated to collect qualitative data. The study revealed that girls hugged often hindrances which limited their ability to cultivate safe choices in phase of sexual and reproductive health. Apparently, resolutions also reiterated the necessity for pragmatic attention to address their vulnerability even for risky pregnancy and secure birth of a child. The study concluded that married girls ripen themselves a distinct and vulnerable group owing to penetrating an immense possession of dodgy treatment, mere stupefaction of CHM strictly and resurging wise reflection towards women following direction of modern maternal health, pennant nuptial decrees universally can stretch to egalitarian society. 


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Author Biography

Ram Proshad Barman, Begum Rokeya University

Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, BANGLADESH




How to Cite

Barman, R. P. (2019). Child Marriage and Maternal Health: An Analysis of Experienced Women in Northern Bangladesh. ABC Research Alert, 7(2), Bangladesh.



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