Tanzania: Early marriage is a serious social problem in this country. Underage marriage is one of the principal causes of the now numerous pregnancy complications in young mothers. A recent survey shows that the practice is mainly prevalent in ten regions on the Mainland. This deplorable tradition can be traced back to numerous generations and remains persistent.
To contribute to addressing this problem, 60 teenagers in Tarime District have been exposed to special training on reproductive health. The upshot, the nation has heard, is to whittle down the number of child marriages and female genital mutilation (FGM) in Mara Region.
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