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Early marriage is a worldwide problem associated with a range of health and social consequences for girls so prevention of early marriage health consequences can improve the maternal health and decrease the morbidity and mortality rate.Research Design: a quasi experimental design was used .The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the prevention program of early marriage health Consequences among female adolescent in a rural area.Setting This study was conducted at Kafre El sheik city in two preparatory schools. Sampling:a purposive sample composed of 137 female student were at three grades of the selected schools .Tools; one tool was used for data collection, a Self-Administered Questionnaire including four parts;part one: socio demographic characteristics of students and their parents,Part two: female adolescent’s knowledge related to prevention of early marriage health consequences program . Part three: perception of female adolescent toward adverse bio-psycho-social health consequences of early marriage its’ preventive procedures Part four: a health practices assessment to assess female adolescent ’ practices related to personal hygiene ,nutrition and physical exercises during Menstruation .Results:the current study revealed that 92% of female adolescents reported unsatisfactory knowledge related to preprogram of early marriage health consequences while post program implementation 77.4% reported satisfactory knowledge. (5.8%) of female students reported positive perception toward adverse bio-psycho-social health consequences of early marriage its’ preventive procedures pre program implementation, developed to 73.7% after implementation, also (8%) reported healthy practices related to personal hygiene,nutrition and physical exercise during menstruation pre program ,changed to (69.3%) reported healthy practices pattern with a highly statistically significant difference between knowledge, perception and health practices pre and post program implementation.Conclusion:Health prevention program reported remarkable improvement in female adolescents’ knowledge, perception and health practices toward early marriage health consequences.Recommendations:The study recommended that applying health education programs among students in different educational settings focusing on early marriage health consequences with implementation of practical training courses .
Key words:Early marriage health consequences,Female Adolescent Primary Prevention Program,rural Area