Sunday, September 26, 2010
Reblogged from Tumblr
Lina Medina, the five year old mother
Lina Medina from Peru is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, giving birth when she was only five years old, in 1939.
Medina was brought to a hospital by her parents at the age of five years due to increasing abdominal size. She was originally thought to have had a tumor, but her doctors determined she was in her seventh month of pregnancy. A month and a half later, on May 14, 1939, she gave birth to a boy by a caesarean section necessitated by her small pelvis.
Medina never revealed the father of the child nor the circumstances of her impregnation. A doctor suggested she might not actually know herself by writing that Medina “couldn’t give precise responses”. Medina’s father was arrested on suspicion of rape and incest, but was later released due to lack of evidence.
Medina is still alive and is currently 76 years old and living in Peru.