Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This is really gross and creepy

The worlds' youngest mother.

"World's Youngest Mother

Peruvian five-year-old Lina Medina, accompanied by her 11-month-old-son Gerardo, and Doctor Lozada who attended her son's birth, are shown in this 1940 file photo taken in Lima's hospital.

When her child was born by Caesarean section in May 1939, Medina made medical history, and is still the youngest known mother in the world.

Lina Medina's parents thought their 5-year-old daughter had a huge abdominal tumor and when shamans in their remote village in Peru's Andes could find no cure, her father carried her to a hospital.

Just over a month later, she gave birth to a boy.

Medina was born on September 27, 1933 in the small village of Paurange. She was only 5 years 8 months old at the birth of her child on Mother's Day, May 14, 1939.

Born at full term at Lima's maternity clinic, her child was taken through a caesarian operation (Dr. Lozada and Busalleu, operators, Dr. Colretta, anesthesiologist). The child (boy), weighing 2,700 grams, was well formed and in good health. Child and mother were able to leave the clinic after only a few days.

Doctor Lozada has conducted very detailed studies since the diagnostic of the pregnancy which aroused much curiosity in the country; he took an x-ray of the child and her baby, established a diagnostic of the fetal situation, observed the state of functionality of the little mother who had begun menstruating at the age of 8 months. At four years old she had already developed breasts as well as pubic hair, her body proportions were a bit amazing and her bone hardening a bit advanced, things that are often observed in cases of such premature pregnancy.

After taunting from schoolmates, Medina's son, Gerardo - who was named after one of the doctors who attended Medina and who became their mentor - discovered when he was 10 that the person he had grown up believing to be his sister was in fact his mother.

Gerardo died in 1979 at age 40 from a disease that attacks the body's bone marrow, but it was said it was not clear there was any link with his illness and the fact his mother had been so young at his birth.

Medina herself married and in 1972 had a second son, 33 years after her first. Her second child now lives in Mexico."

Uhm,ok,so yeah,they don't say anything about the father of this kid.I mean,they act like she miraculously got pregnant at the age of 5 because she developed breast early and her bones got thicker quicker.Maybe they should've tried to figure out who the hell had sex with this young child,instead of how her uterus works.

This story is so disturbing to me,and it makes the whole Alfie story pale in comparison.


Adorably Distracted... said...

omg i think the same thing?! I mean the first question I'd be asking myself, as a doctor or her parents, would be how the hell did this happen?!

Crazy and disturbing!

clorivak said...

UGH...that is awful! That poor little girl.

cybeel said...


xnapoleonx said...

Damn that is sick

...love Maegan said...

yeah ....I've heard this story ...and that's just not right.

drollgirl said...

dude dude DUDE!!! what about the monster father?!??! what a mortifying story, but of course i had to read every word! that is just out of this WORLD! i have never! whoa. my shocker for the day!

and i hope the guy that knocked her up was buried alive. or worse.

Awesome Sara said...

whi the hell is the baby daddy??? OMG its the doc isn't it!??!?! he looks like a baby toucher!

LamiatS said...

I heard about this story as well and apparently the second youngest mother on record is also from the same area of Peru. It all seems bizarre and disturbing.

Yeah, what about the dad?! It angers me that no one has said anything about who he could be and what has happened to him. UGH!

Namine said...

that is insane. who cares about the girls uterus. find out what bastard would do that to a 5 year old.

what's the alfie story??

Elizabeth Marie said...

Ewww. CREEPY. The whole time I was reading I was like, well she's going to say who the hell would knock up a 5 year old but no...ewwwwww poor thing!!! Disturbing.

On another note, I hope you had a fabulous day! XO

creative kerfuffle said...

crap--i kept reading to find out what perv knocked her up. hello? really, THAT wasn't even in the story? that is just sick and bizarre and bothers me to no end.

LamiatS said...

@ Namine

Alfie is a 13 year old boy here in the UK who got a 15 year old girl pregnant when he was 12 and he was going to be the youngest dad on record. However, the newspapers have said that he just found out that it's not actually his. The 15 year old girl had slept with numerous boys and he's pretty crushed about that. It's weird cos he looks about 8 years old and the girl looks really mature, like 20, she doesn't look 15. Both of them together almost look like mother and son. But anyway, that's nowhere near as sick and disturbing as this story about the five year old girl...

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