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UNICEF has issued a on the number of boys who get married around the world. It estimates that 115 million boys and men were married as . Of these, one in , or 23 million, were married before the age of 15. The report is UNICEF's first in-depth study of child grooms. UNICEF said a lot of focuses on young girls being forced into marriage as child brides. The new report looks at the same of forced marriage but with boys. The UN agency looked at from 82 countries. It found that child marriage among boys is in countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and in the Pacific. The Central African Republic has the highest of child grooms.

UNICEF commented on the child marriage does to boys. It said: "Marriage steals . Child grooms are forced to take on adult responsibilities for which they may not be . Early marriage brings early fatherhood, and with it added to provide for a family, cutting short education and job opportunities." UNICEF spoke about the harm child marriage does to boys and girls. It said: "When we think about child marriage we think about girls, and so because girls are most , but boys do marry in childhood." It added: "[Child marriage] creates a burden for boys to take on responsibilities and roles when they are children themselves, like providing for a ."

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