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The dowry, given by the bride’s parents to the groom, may be a large sum of money, property, or a sizable wedding present. Marriages have traditionally been monogamous although in some places, particularly Muslim and tribal areas, men have had more than one wife.Virginity has traditionally been valued, particularly in the countryside.One in ten young Filipino women age 15-19 has begun childbearing: 8 percent are already mothers and another 2 percent are pregnant with their first child according to the results of the 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS).Among young adult women age 20 to 24, 43 percent are already mothers and 4 percent are pregnant with their first child (Table 1).The survey reveals that 15 percent of young adult women age 20 to 24 had their first marriage or began living with their first spouse or partner by age 18.This proportion is lower than the proportion (19 percent) earlier cited regarding initiation by young women of an intimate sexual activity.
Marriages among cousins of different degrees are somewhat common among Tagalogs.
Early childbearing is also more common in Caraga (38 percent) and Cagayan Valley (37 percent) than other regions.
The proportion of young adult women who have begun childbearing is higher among those classified as belonging to poor households than those in wealthier households (37 percent for young women in the lowest wealth quintile versus 13 percent for women in the highest wealth quintile).
Early pregnancy and motherhood varies by education, wealth quintile, and region.
It is more common among young adult women age 15 to 24 with less education than among those with higher education (44 percent for women with elementary education versus 21 percent for women with college education).
Age at first marriage hardly changed over the years.