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From third world countries to the United States child brides have become an epidemic In third world countries families will marry off their daughters as young as three years of age to relieve themselves from poverty paid by dowry or bride price In the United States some religious cultures believe that men should have multiple wives which can be as young as thirteen years old in this case usually the first wife is the only legal wife and the other are considered single mothers Layton Studies have shown that many of the child brides are obviously not mentally or physically prepared to be wives or even mothers at such a young age Many of the child brides are faced with major consequences lasting a lifetime of pain and suffering Countries such as Niger arranged marriages are nothing new a tradition that has endured for centuries For economic reasons thinking they are helping their young daughters with security parents might promise the girl at birth and have her married by 9 or 10 but she might not live with her husband until she is 12 or has reached puberty Usually families are paid by dowry Dowry is a form of payment to poor families in exchange to marry their young daughters In Nigeria it is customary law that the payment of bride price is an essential part of a valid customary law marriage Such practice may lead to confusion in thought as dowry the property which a woman brings to her husband According to the Islamic law marriage of Nigeria bride price may be defined as any gift or payment in money natural produce brass rods cowries or in any other kind of property whatsoever to a parent or guardian of a female person on account of a marriage of that person which is intended or has taken place
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