A Qualitative Study: The Phenomena of Child Marriage in Urban Areas of Surabaya City Reviewed from Comprehension of Reproductive Health
Keywords:Brides, Child Marriage, Reproductive Health, Women Empowerment
Child marriage under 18 years old has become a global health and social problem long-term risk towards
adolescent girls. The fact shows that information of reproduction health has not been able to empower bride
to prepare themselves about the plan of healthy family and quality pregnancy. This study aims to explore
the phenomenon of child marriage in term of comprehension the reproductive health the bride the city of
The study uses exploratory phenomenology paradigm approach with in-depth interview to 7 brides-to-be
who were getting married. The data was obtained from three offices of The Office of Religious Affairs in the
city of Surabaya with a high prevalence of child marriage before 18 years old.
The risk factors for the child marriage in the city of Surabaya are influenced by internal factors and external
factors. The low of knowledge, The lack of caring and low role of participants in self-empowering about
reproductive health would be impact to unplanned pregnancy and family life planning to.
Midwives as one of premarital health care providers are have to provide solutions that were promotive and
comprehension of reproductive healths including planning for pregnancy and healties of family
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