Thursday, 1 August 2013
NINE YEAR OLD MEXICAN GIRL GIVES BIRTH
A nine year old girl in Mexico has given birth to a baby girl. Authorities believe the girl, a child herself was raped or being sexually abused. The baby girl was born in Zoquipan Hospital in Jalisco state, on January 27weighing 5lbs 7oz.
The baby’s mother has been identified only as Dafne, and she was only eight years old when she became pregnant. According to her mother who told officials, a teenager got her daughter pregnant, but he has since run away. She said: “The father is a boy who is 17, but we have not found him, since he ran away.”
Jorge Villasenor with the state prosecutors’ office said: “We are looking for the young man to get his story because she does not understand what has happened. This is a rape or child sex abuse case.”
Both girls have since been released from hospital and thought to be doing well, the hospital will be doing a follow up and working extensively with the family to ensure the safety of both children, due to the age of the new mother.
The youngest girl to give birth is thought to be Lina Medina, from Ticrapo in Peru, she had a caesarean section when she was aged five years and seven months and had a baby boy. This was in 1939, it was originally thought that she had a tumour when her parents took her to hospital however she was seven months pregnant.