A 14-year-old girl, who was forced into marriage has died in labour after suffering a brain hemorrhage. According to Huriyet Daily news, Derya B was married in a religious ceremony and gave birth a week ago at age 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, yesterday 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.”
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