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Meet The Youngest Woman To Have A Baby | She Gave Birth At The Age Of 5 😱

   
   

Meet The Youngest Woman To Have A Baby | She Gave Birth At The Age Of 5 😱

Lina Marcela Medina de Jurado born 23 September 1933 is a Peruvian woman who became the youngest confirmed mother in history when she gave birth aged five years, seven months, and 21 days.

Based on the medical assessments of her pregnancy, she was less than five years old when she became pregnant. 

She is also the youngest documented case of precocious puberty.

Meet The Youngest Woman To Have A Baby | She Gave Birth At The Age Of 5 😱

Lina Medina was born in 1933 in Ticrapo, Castrovirreyna Province, Peru to parents Tiburelo Medina, a silversmith, and Victoria Losea. She was one of nine children.

Her parents took her to a hospital in Pisco at age five due to increasing abdominal size. Doctors originally thought she had a tumor but then determined that she was in her seventh month of pregnancy. 

Dr. Gerardo Lozada had specialists in Lima confirm the pregnancy. There was widespread interest in the case. 

The San Antonio Light newspaper in Texas reported in its 16 July 1939 edition that a Peruvian obstetrician and midwife association had demanded she be admitted to a national maternity hospital, and quoted reports in the Peruvian paper La Crónica that an American film studio had sent a representative “with authority to offer the sum of $5,000 to benefit the minor” in return for filming rights, but “we know that the offer was rejected”.

   
   

Meet The Youngest Woman To Have A Baby | She Gave Birth At The Age Of 5 😱

The article noted that Lozada had made films of Medina for scientific documentation and had shown them while addressing Peru’s National Academy of Medicine. Some of the films had fallen into a river on a visit to the girl’s hometown, but enough remained to “intrigue the learned savants”.

Six weeks after the diagnosis Medina gave birth to a boy by caesarean section. She was 5 years, 7 months, and 21 days old, the youngest person in history to give birth. 

The caesarean birth was necessitated by her small pelvis. The surgery was performed by Lozada and Dr. Busalleu, with Dr. Colareta providing anaesthesia. 

The doctors found she had fully mature s3xual organs from precocious puberty. 

Meet The Youngest Woman To Have A Baby | She Gave Birth At The Age Of 5 😱

Dr. Edmundo Escomel reported her case in the medical journal La Presse Médicale, including that her menarche had occurred at eight months of age, in contrast to previous reports that she had had regular periods since the age of three or two and a half.

Medina’s son weighed 2.7 kg (6.0 lb; 0.43 st) at birth and was named Gerardo after her doctor. He was raised believing Medina to be his sister but found out at age 10 that she was his mother.

Controversies over the father of the baby

Medina has never revealed the identity of the father nor the circumstances of her impregnation. 

Escomel suggests that she might not know herself, as she “couldn’t give precise responses”.

Meet The Youngest Woman To Have A Baby | She Gave Birth At The Age Of 5 😱

Her father was arrested on suspicion of child s3xual abuse but released due to lack of evidence.

Her son grew up healthy but died in 1979 aged 40 from bone marrow disease.

In young adulthood, Medina worked as a secretary in the Lima clinic of Lozada, which gave her an education and helped put her son through high school.

She married and had a second son in 1972. In 2002 she refused an interview with Reuters, just as she had turned away many reporters in years past.

A Fiction? 

Meet The Youngest Woman To Have A Baby | She Gave Birth At The Age Of 5 😱

Many people over the years never believed in Medina’s story. It sounded like a hoax to them.

However, pictures taken by doctors who took care of her, X-rays, and other medical documentation proved her strange story.

   
   

In 1955, except for the effects of precocious puberty, there was no explanation of how a girl less than five years old could conceive a child.

Hers is the only documented case of extreme precocious pregnancy in a child under six years. 

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