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Thursday, October 31, 2013

World's Yougest Mother- A 5-year Peuvian Girl

Into the hospital at Pisco (Peru) came a tired, ragged Indian woman from the foothills of Andes. She led by the hand a little shy girl, scarcely three feet tall, with chestnut braids and an enormously bulging abdomen. Pointing to the frieghtened girl, the Indian woman begged surgeon Gealdo to exorcise the evil spirits which had taken possession of her. Certain that little LIna Medina had abdominal tumour, Dr. Geraldo examined her, and received the surprise of his life when he discovered she was eight months pregnant, making her the yougest mother ever. Dr Geraldo took her to Lima, capital Peru, prior to surgery to have other specialists confirm Lina was in fact pregnant. A month and a half later she gave birth to a son by caesarean section necessitated by her small pelvis. Her surgery was performed by three specislists providing anaestesia. Her case was reported in detail by Dr Edmundo Escomel to La Presse Medicale, along with additional details that her menarche had occured at 8-month of age, and that she had permanent breast development at the age of 4. By age 5 her figure displayed pevic widening and advanced bone maturation. Her son weighed 2.7 Kg (6 pounds) at burth and was named after hid doctor Geraldo. He was raised believing that Lina was his sister but found out at the age of ten that she was his mother. He grew up healthy but died at the age of 40 due to disease of bone marrow. There was never evidence that Lina Medina's pregnancy occured in any but the usual way, but she never revealed the father of the the child, nor the circumstances of her impregnation. Dr Escomel suggested she might not actually know herself by writing that Lina " could not give precise responses". Lina's fsather was arrested on suspicious of rape and incest, but was later released due to lack of evidence. Lina later married Jurado, who fathere his second son. They live in a poor district of Lima Chicago Chico (small Chicago). Lina refused to give interview to Reuter.

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