Child Bride, 15, Who Was Forced To Marry At 14 In Turkey, Dies In Labour room(Photo)


Physinews: A girl who was forced into an arranged
marriage at 14 has died in labour after
suffering a brain hemorrhage.
According to Daily mail online, Derya B
was married in a religious ceremony
and gave birth a week ago, aged 15.
She died of complications related to
giving birth at such a young age, it is
believed.


Derya died in a private hospital in
Batman, east Turkey, on October 17.
Police are investigating the
circumstances of her death.
Gynecology expert Professor M.D.

Aydan Biri told the Turkish paper: 'It is
dangerous for a child bride to get
pregnant. The mortality rate is higher
in adolescent pregnancies.

'The risks of high blood
pressure, early birth or an
intervention in the birth are
higher. The pregnancies of
children who have not
completed their physical
development and whose organs
have not yet completely
developed often end in death.'

According to charity Girls not Brides,
there are 15 million girls married
before the age of 18 every year,
amounting to one every two seconds.

The United Nations says one woman
dies every two minutes in labour.

Last week it was reported that a 12-
year-old girl called Lan Lan in China is
three months pregnant after she was
sold into a forced marriage for £3,600.

Two adults were arrested after police
and doctors spoke to the youngster in
hospital.