We often hear about the importance of sex education for children to help prevent several issues. There’s the general mental immaturity, where children can’t consent to sexual activity.
There’s the spread of diseases that can cripple early development, even into the late teens. And the scariest consequence of all for teens is pregnancy.
For girls, it’s a massive change to their already adjusting body that further complicates development, and bringing a new life into the world is a costly affair for someone still living at home.
It’s an issue, but most of the problem surrounds teens. There was, however, one stand-out case of a girl who was pregnant not just before she was a teenager but before she was a pre-teen.
The youngest recorded childbirth ever occurred from a girl who was only five years old. She had a son who was only five years younger than her – the age that a sibling or cousin would be – and that girl’s name was Lina Medina.
10 /10 Lina Medina
Lina was born in 1933 in Ticrapo, Peru. Her parents were Tiburelo Medina and Victoria Losea. Tiburelo was a silversmith. In total, they had nine children.
It’s hard for any parent to imagine their daughter becoming a mother and spending her life from then on for someone else, but that happened all too young for Lina.
9 /10 Abdominal Growth
When Lina was five years old, and a few months later, her parents noticed a strangely massive abdominal growth nearly as significant as she was.
They took her to a doctor to inspect what might be wrong. The doctor gave a shocking diagnosis: she was pregnant—7 months pregnant, approximately.
The couple refused to believe him because she was five years old, and that seemed impossible, so they took her to a specialist who confirmed it with X-rays that showed a whole fetal skeleton forming inside her body.