Early Marriage in Banjarmasin: The Impact on Reproductive Health and Prevention Strategy

  • R. Topan Aditya Rahman
  • Esti Yuandari
Keywords: Adolescent, Effect of Early Marriage, Reproductive Health


10% of teenagers by the of aged 15-19 years in Indonesia have become mothers. In fact, getting pregnant at that age has many risks of childbirth complications. The purpose of this study is to determine the causal factors, the impact on reproductive health, and solutions to solving problems of early marriage. The design of this study used a qualitative method with a sample of couples who are married at a young age. Early marriage in the city of Banjarmasin is caused by one's own desires, intimate relationships, and getting pregnant first. Therefore, a strategic step to resolve the problem is through coaching youth and collaboration with the Office of Religious Affairs. Early marriage needs the support and active role of the community for reducing the cases.


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R. Topan Aditya Rahman

Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sari Mulia University. Banjarmasin, Indonesia.

Esti Yuandari

Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Sari Mulia University. Banjarmasin, Indonesia.

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R. T. A. Rahman and E. Yuandari, “Early Marriage in Banjarmasin: The Impact on Reproductive Health and Prevention Strategy ”, International Journal of Clinical Inventions and Medical Sciences, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 15-19, Mar. 2020.


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