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Child Marriage Occurs In US, Threatens The Well-being Of Girls And Boys

  • Published in World

Child Marriage Occurs In USUntil now, there’s been inadequate information about whether child marriage is a substantial problem in the United States, or whether it’s a problem at all. According to a new report by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, approximately 78,400 children in the US are or have been married. Although all states in the US set 18 as the legal age minimum for marriage, exceptions to the minimum can be granted in every state under varying conditions including parental consent and official approval.


Girls Who Mature Early, Psychological Problems Last Into Adulthood

  • Published in Women

AdulthoodFor the past 50 years, researchers have known that girls who get their periods earlier than their peers are more psychologically vulnerable as teenagers. They have more frequent and severe mental health problems, from depression to anxiety, eating disorders, delinquency, substance abuse and failing or dropping out of school. But next to nothing was known about how long those problems last.


Image Of Girls In Popular Cinema Bears Little Resemblance To Reality

Image Of Girls In Popular Cinema Bears Little Resemblance To RealityWhile parents, teachers and even advertisements may tell girls that they can do or be anything, a new study reveals that popular movies have a different message. The report, out recently from Professor Stacy L. Smith focuses on the depiction of girls age 6 to 20 across 900 top movies of the last decade. The findings show that younger female characters are missing and marginalized in top-grossing films.

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