Early marriage and pregnancy is in increasing trend
The District Community Hospital said that the number of “Child pregnancy” is in increasing trend in the district of lamjung. Dr Hikmat Bhandary of District Community Hospital said that number of children coming for pregnancy test is increasing in the hospital.
The age of children coming for pregnancy test is less than 18 years and their percentage are 32 according to the hospital source.
According to the data of the District Hospital, 41% of children are getting married before their marital age however it is against the law. Dr Bhandary says that there is high risk of getting married in early age as they are not developed well either physically or mentally.
Chief Lok Raj Pandey of District Coordination Committee said that the number of child marriage is increasing in Dudh Pokhari Rural Municipality, Dordi Rural Municipality and Marsyangdi Rural Municipality according to the data. He added that awareness is essential among the people on early marriage.
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