Underage mothers in Turkey


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Ozer E. , Nacar M. C. , Yildirim A., Enginyurt O., Din H., Evcuman D.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, cilt.20, ss.582-586, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 20
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12659/msm.890341
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.582-586

Özet

Background: All individuals under the age of 18 are considered as children by the Convention on the Rights of Children. Underage mothers are a pediatric-age group of children that become pregnant and give birth. It may be unfamiliar in Western countries, but in Middle-Eastern countries ruled by religious laws and old-fashioned traditions, it is common for an older man to marry a girl. The aim of this study was to describe the status of underage mothers within the framework of children's rights and to draw attention to this issue. We presented this study to increase awareness and sensitivity, and to scrutinize and discuss these topics.