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TOO YOUNG TO WED The growing problem of child marriage among Syrian girls in Jordan

Maha* is just 13 years old but she’s already married. Her husband is ten years older than her. “I didn’t want to get married. I wanted to finish my studies and become a doctor. But my parents forced me to marry. My father was worried about sexual harassment here. “I’m pregnant now. [The foetus] is very weak because I’m so young and my body isn’t ready.” * name changed to protect identity

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To young to wed  

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