Feb 2, 2013 | By: A Woman

Health Disasters and Child Marriage will END in an Equal Money System - Day 290

The Problems:

      • Girls younger than 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s. Pregnancy is the leading cause of death worldwide for women ages 15 to 19. Girls age 15-19 are more likely (66.6%) to experience delivery complications compared to 30-34 year-old women (59.7%)2 and neonatal, infant and child mortality rates are much higher for younger girls.
      • Girls' physiological vulnerability due to the small size, inelasticity, and lack of lubrication of the vagina and cervix is compounded by their exposure to frequent, unprotected, and sometimes forced sexual intercourse within marriage;
      • Premature childbirth can lead to a variety of health problems for mothers, including fistula, a debilitating condition that causes chronic incontinence.
      • Obstetric fistula results when a young mother’s vagina, bladder and/or rectum tear during childbirth, a condition that causes urine and feces leakage. It can occur when a young woman with underdeveloped physiology gives birth. Fistula patients are commonly poor women, ages 15 to 20, many of whom report early marriage. (United Nations Population Fund (2003). Obstetric Fistula Needs Assessment Report: Findings From Nine African Countries. UNFPA: New York.)
      • Girls with fistula are often abandoned by their husbands and ostracized by society. There are approximately 2 million girls living with fistula, and 100,000 new cases every year. http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/341/facts.html
      • Prolonged and obstructed labor, which is common among pregnant young adolescents, can lead to hemorrhage, severe infection, and maternal death. This is especially true for girls who experience additional pregnancy-related complications such as eclampsia. http://www.iwhc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3487&Itemid=629
      • Child brides face a higher risk of contracting HIV because they often marry an older man with more sexual experience. For example, in Kisumu, Kenya, HIV infection rates are nearly 33 percent among married girls

    ages 15 - 19, compared with 22 percent among unmarried, sexually-active girls of the same age.

    • Young girls are more physically susceptible to STD's, have less access to reproductive education and health services but also because, young girls' negotiation skills and experience to ensure a healthy sexual life are less developed.

    Child Marriage Fact Sheet - Unicef

    Child Marriage Factsheets






    The Solution:


    In a Normal Society, a Society that appreciate Life and the Value of Life along with the understanding that the Human Physical body is that which allow us to have a Life - a common sense approach would be to have children only when the Human Physical Body is fully prepared for Pregnancy and Labor.

    As I've mentioned in the previous blog, one of the main goal within Equal Money Capitalism System, is a free access to Education and thus, to becoming Self Aware of your human physical body.


    Understand that within the current Cultural Design of Child Marriages, Awareness and understanding of the Pregnancy and Labor Consequences, is lacking however, once the people become educated and aware of their body physiology and the Physiology of their Children's body, the cultural design would change as no parent would wish to put their child under such risks because remember, Poverty will no longer be the force of child marriage in an Equal Money System.


    Obviously, the HIV risks will reduce almost to nothing among young girls as they would no longer be forced into marriage and sex before they had educated themselves and are ready to walk a

    partnership that is supportive and empowering.

    Thus, the solution is once again - A process of Education and Self Awareness which all human beings will now have access to, within an Equal Money Capitalism System.


    Obviously, Health care would be available for all and would function within the Principle of Prevention. As you can see in the documentary Why Poverty - Welcome to the World, health care at the moment is unreachable in the poor areas of the world which perpetuate the problem for so many children however, it can be done, and it must be done because it wouldn't be human not to.


    Healthcare in Equal Money System

    Equal Money Healthcare will track the Food Regimen, the Treatment Regimen, and the Diagnostic Regimen of Each Human to Enhance the Outcome of Optimum Living. This will Result in Real Science, producing a Healthy World focusing on Prevention as the Best Cure.


    For more information, please research the Health Care Wiki Equal Money Page


    The Reward:

    Healthy, Educated and Aware society would ensure a Better life for so many. The Children and their parents would have a true Free choice where all the information would be presented to them and they would have the skills to comprehend the information and therefor, make informative decisions that are best for themselves and their children.


    Fatal diseases and conditions would tremendously be reduced once the Education Processes would be Effective and Supportive in terms of becoming aware of the risks, the probabilities, and the consequences to the human physical body. Health care would no longer be scarcity and would be a basic right for all living beings which would result with Healthy society


    Well-Being Goal:

    The Equal Money System will Study the Psychological Well-Being of Humans to Ensure a Lifestyle free of Fear. The focus will be on Supporting Life to Practically Live Fulfillment and Happiness in Ways where Self-Gratification will not Harm any Living Being or the Environment. This is to Ensure the continuation of Earth as an Effective Resource for the Enjoyment of Future Generations.


     Videos that I suggest watching:

    Too Young to Wed: Destaye

    Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides

    The Bride Price: Consequences of Child Marriage Worldwide

    Bangladesh Child Marriage (A documentary by BBC's Angus Crawford)

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Hilary Clinton join forces to end child marriage



    Articles to read:

    Child Marriage Factsheets

    Child Marriage Fact Sheet - Unicef

    National Geographic - Child Brides

    The terrifying world of child brides: Devastating images show girls young enough to be in pre-school who are married off to older men  

    Health Consequences of Child Marriage in Africa

    Solutions to Ending Child Marriage in Southern Asia


    Suggested Websites:

    The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
    To Young to Wed


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