Nigeria: Child Brides, Stolen Lives
This episode of Unreported World reveals the devastating effects of child marriage and pregnancy in Nigeria where nearly half of all girls in the country’s Northern states are married by the age of fifteen – often to much older men.
Local women tell Navai that it’s traditional for girls to get married from the age of 12 and start having babies. But the team discovers evidence of the devastating consequences suffered by mothers whose bodies are physically incapable of going through childbirth at such a young age, with many suffering horrible injuries and being left physically and emotionally scarred for life.
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