World’s Youngest Mother

World's Youngest MotherMedical science has once again proved the unbelievable! This time, it has gone to show us that pregnancies are definitely child’s play! Lina Medina of Peru is the youngest girl in history to have ever given birth. She is the world’s youngest mother. At the time of delivery, she was five years, seven months and seventeen days old. Her parents initially believed that she had an abdominal tumor for which they took her to see a doctor. It was then revealed that she was seven months pregnant. The delivery took place on May 14th 1939 in Lima by Dr. Gerardo Lozada. Naturally, the surgery was Caesarian since Medina’s pelvis was too small for a normal birth.

Doctors revealed the condition of Lina as precocious puberty, where her reproductive organs started to develop by the age of 2.5, when she reached menarche. By the time she was examined, her reproductive system had fully matured.

World’s Youngest Mother

Medina gave birth to a baby boy who weighed 2.7 kilograms and was named Gerardo after the doctor who delivered him. Surprisingly enough for me, he lived up to the age of forty, after which he died of a bone marrow disease. According to newspapers, the boy believed Medina to be his sister until the age of ten. Moreover, Medina eventually married Raul Jurado and resided in Peru where she gave birth once again in 1972. Her pregnancy was a shock for both her family and the world, and it was determined that this pregnancy was a result of sexual abuse. Initially, Lina’s father was held captive on the charge of abuse, but was later released due to a substantial lack of evidence. To this date, she never revealed about the biological father of her child. However, the bigger picture is that she’s 79 today and she still holds the record for being the world’s youngest mother in history. Medical science can really scare you sometimes!


  • Lela

    My God, How Awful this is 🙁

    • Well, thankfully both the mother and child lived a well long life. Even though the child died at a young age of 40, it was not expected for him to live that long at all.

      Sad story indeed.

      • asdasd

        the mother is still alive today (2013)

        • Hayley

          How do you know

          • Lisa N

            The article says so, and I’m sure if she dies it make the news

      • Carol

        What are you saying? The child can’t have ” lived a well long life” and then “died at the YOUNG age of 40”!

        • Chasen Matthew

          No, he’s saying that because it’s a miracle the baby even SURVIVED to begin with. It’s not natural for a 5 YEAR OLD to have a baby and it’s a miracle that a baby was even able to fully develop in a 5 YEAR OLD to begin with, let alone be relatively normal and absent of any physical or mental disabilities/conditions. It’s a miracle he lived 5 minutes, so living to 40 is a VERY LONG life given the circumstances.

  • Flashing nightcrawler

    Poor girl
    Olly murs
    Get purs

  • Flashing nightcrawler

    So sad

  • phoebe

    very sad am crying.who will do that to a 5yr old girl

    • Me

      younger children are raped…i once read about a month-old baby getting raped by a full grown man:/

  • Hayley

    That’s sad

  • Ibrahim A Negedu

    So sad, and this goes to show why there is high sexual abuse within the society. Parents should be very careful abt where and when and who their children go to play and associate with.

    • phattiefoi

      She could have possibly been raped by her own father, so sometimes it aint strangers its the people u know and thought u can trust that violate u & abuse u

  • Sparkle Johnson Jones

    This is a amazing story and also a sad story..

  • Annabelle Girl

    Wow. Poor little thing! That would be horrid! And, her son thought she was his sister?! NOT! Shes yo momma!

    • anonymous

      Probably sister too!

      • Kelly Gilmartin

        Or cousin, maybe?

  • Diane

    I must say, she must have been tough — sexual abuse, pregnancy, and birth, at age five! That’s a lot to go through.

  • Jacob

    very awful

  • Gmail

    She was too young to have a baby who could do this to a 5yr old oh yah a creep

    • Kelly Gilmartin

      She was still 4 when she conceived, and maybe younger when the abuse started. There are some really disgusting human beings in the World.

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  • R

    how old was she when she gave birth?

    • “At the time of delivery, she was five years, seven months and seventeen days old.” It is say to say she was 4 when she got pregnant

  • Margarite colquite

    I care but I don’t I’m 11