Pregnant Child in Afghanistan: Miriam's Story

It's hard to imagine this: children married before their teenage years. And when little girls get pregnant, having a baby will put their lives on the line. One in every seven girls in the developing world are forced to marry before the age of 15. In Afghanistan, 57 percent of marriages involve child brides. Miriam was married at 13. Her family received $2,000 for the marriage, the price of two cows. The younger the bride, the higher the price since virginity is prized in Afghanistan....Full Story
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