Is polygamy still practiced?
Today, various denominations of fundamentalist Mormonism continue to practice polygamy. The Latter-day Saints’ practice of polygamy has been controversial, both within Western society and the LDS Church itself.
What is the importance of polygamy?
Polygyny has several economic, social, and health advantages over monogamy. In most cultures, women contribute significantly to the wealth of the household and can thus materially benefit from the labour of an additional spouse.
What are disadvantages of polygamy?
Unhappiness, loneliness, sense of competition and jealousy, and lack of intimacy with the spouse were identified as disadvantages of polygyny. The perceived advantages of polygyny included sharing of house chores and child rearing.
What are the negative effects of polygamy?
Conclusion: A growing number of studies show that, polygamous marriage is associated with depressive and anxiety disorders, somatization disorders and a loss of self- esteem. In addition to, having the responsibility of supporting “multiple women and children”, men can have different problems in a polygamous marriage.