List of youngest birth mothers

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This is a list of known biological mothers under 11 years of age.



[edit] Age 5

Date Mother Age of mother Father Country Description
May 14, 1939 Lina Medina 7000507000000000000 5 years,
7 months
Unknown  Peru Lina Medina, from the Ticrapo District of Peru, gave birth by cesarean section in Lima at age 5 12. The infant was 2.64 kg (5.8 lb), 47.5 cm (18.7 in) boy, and was named Gerardo. Medina's parents, who assumed their daughter had a tumor, took her to a hospital in late March, where she was found to be 7 months pregnant. By interrogating her parents, the doctors understood that Medina had entered into precocious puberty (when hormone glands are activated earlier than normal) very early after her birth.[1][2][3][4][5] Although Medina's father was arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse, he was later released due to lack of evidence, and the baby's biological father was never identified.[1][4]

[edit] Age 6

Date Mother Age of mother Father Country Description
August 19, 1934 Gryshchenko, Yelizaveta "Liza"Yelizaveta "Liza" Gryshchenko
(Елизавета "Лиза" Грищенко)
7000600000000000000 6 years Her 69-year-old grandfather  Soviet Union
(now  Ukraine)
Yelizaveta "Liza" Gryshchenko, who had celebrated her 6th birthday several days earlier, gave birth with the aid of forceps and retractors in Kharkov, Ukraine, after being impregnated by her 69-year-old maternal grandfather, a former sailor. Gryshchenko's parents did not want the obstetricians to perform a cesarean section, as it was considered dangerous at the time. The 3 kg (6.6 lb), 52 cm (20 in) infant girl died during labor due to an early placental tear; she had been born at full term and apparently of good constitution, and, according to doctors, would have survived if she had been extracted more quickly, reanimated, and oxygenated. After the incident, the family emigrated to Vladivostok, taking the girl's grandfather with them.[6]
June 7, 1932 H. 7000607000000000000 6 years,
7 months
Unknown  India The 6-year-old known only as "H." gave birth by cesarean section to a girl weighing 4.19 lb (1.90 kg) at Victoria Zanana Hospital in Delhi. She was initially admitted for what was thought to be an abdominal tumor, as she complained of localized pain in her lower abdomen. Her father said she was 7, but civic records gave her birth date as October 11, 1925, making her 6 years and 7 months old at the time of labor. She had never menstruated and her breasts were still far from being fully developed, yet she was able to breastfeed her child for 9 months.[7]

[edit] Age 8

Date Mother Age of mother Father Country Description
December 5, 1759 Mummenthaler, AnnaAnna Mummenthaler 70008090000000000008 years,
9 months
A relative of her parents  Switzerland Anna Mummenthaler of Lauperswil, Canton of Bern gave birth to a stillborn girl when she was 8 years old.[8]
December 1884 Mum-Zi 70008039999999999998 years,
4 months
Chief Akkiri  Nigeria Mum-Zi was a member of Chief Akkiri's harem on the island of Calabar. Her daughter also gave birth extremely early, making Mum-Zi a grandmother at age 17.[9][10]
August 1893 Zi 70008080000000000008 years,
8 months
A relative or familiar of Chief Akkiri  Nigeria Zi, Mum-Zi's daughter, became a mother at the age of 8 years 8 months.[9][10]
August 1933 Unidentified 7000800000000000000 8 years Her husband[note 1]  India An unidentified 8-year-old girl in Kashmir reportedly died in labor along with her child. The girl's mother, a destitute widow, said she had been forced to accept an offer of marriage for her daughter.[11]
September 13, 1936 Acuña, GriseldinaGriseldina Acuña 7000802000000000000 8 years,
2 months
A family friend  Colombia Griseldina Acuña of San Zenón, Magdalena Department, gave birth to a boy weighing 5 lb (2.3 kg). She was reported to have begun menstruating at age 3.[12]
December 2, 1957 Trujillo, HildaHilda Trujillo 7000807000000000000 8 years,
7 months
Her 22-year-old cousin  Peru Hilda Trujillo gave birth to a girl named María del Rosario, who was over 6 lb (2.7 kg), at a hospital in Lima.[1] Contrary to what was reported in Time on December 16, 1957 and many other sources, she was not 9 years old, but rather one year younger.[13] Her orphaned cousin had been staying in her family's one-room residence when he raped her; he was later arrested.
January 12, 1993 Guadalupe Morales, ZulmaZulma Guadalupe Morales 70008000000000000008 years Her uncle  Mexico Zulma Guadalupe Morales, raped by her uncle,[14] gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 7.04 lb (3.19 kg) at a hospital in Guadalajara, Jalisco.[15]
April 2000 Anna "Anya"
Анна "Аня"
70008070000000000008 years,
7 months
Her 13-year-old neighbor  Russia
(separatist state
Anya had reached puberty at 7 and was abused by her 13-year-old neighbor. She gave birth in Rostov-on-Don to a girl.[16]
September 9, 2004 Unidentified 70008090000000000008 years,
9 months
A 32-year-old client from prostitution  Colombia Admitted to hospital in Bogota on September 9, 2004 for severe abdominal cramps and nausea, an 8-year-old girl was found to be 8 months pregnant. She underwent an emergency cesarean section and gave birth to a boy. An inquiry showed that she had been prostituted by her parents and had been impregnated by a 32-year-old regular customer. The clinical analysis also revealed she had been forced to continue prostituting herself until her sixth month of pregnancy.[citation needed]
October 11, 2004 Unidentified 70008050000000000008 years,
5 months
The 32-year-old employee of the neighborhood pharmacy  Colombia An unidentified girl's pregnancy was revealed by a policeman who became suspicious in early September 2004 when he noticed the girl's swollen abdomen and thought she was a drug smuggler. After the girl had X-rays done, the officer told her mother that the girl was pregnant; the hospital confirmed she was at her 32nd week of pregnancy. The girl revealed that she had been raped by an employee at the pharmacy in Ciudad Bolívar when she had gone to fetch her sick mother's medicine. She gave birth at the Meissen Hospital.[17]

[edit] Age 9

Date Mother Age of mother Father Country Description
March 1881 Unidentified 70009070000000000009 years,
7 months
A close relative  UK Henry Dodd of Rillington, Yorkshire reportedly delivered a baby weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) to a nine-year-old girl in 1881. The baby was stated to have only three toes on its left foot and to have died of convulsions sometime after birth. The girl reportedly began menstruating at twelve months old.[18][19]
March 16, 1908 P., EstelleEstelle P. 70009000000000000009 years Unknown  USA Dr. V. I. Pittman of Cadaretta, Mississippi reported to have delivered a boy weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) to nine-year-old Estelle P.[20] [21]
August 28, 1957 Unidentified 70009050000000000009 years,
5 months
Unknown  USA A girl gave birth to a premature boy weighing 2.5 lb (1.1 kg) at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.[22]
March 28, 1966 Unidentified 70009000000000000009 years Unknown  South Africa A nine-year-old from Brakpan, South Africa gave birth by cesarean section to a baby at a hospital 30 miles (48 km) east of Johannesburg.[23]
October 18, 1967 Allende, María EulaliaMaría Eulalia Allende 70009000000000000009 years Ernesto Allende, her cousin in his early 20s  Argentina María Eulalia Allende, from a village in northern Córdoba Province, gave birth to a boy weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) at a hospital in the city of Córdoba.[24][25] Ernesto Allende, the alleged father, disappeared two months before the birth and was sought by police.
December 5, 1968 Unidentified 7000900000000000000 9 years A farm boy from her village  Argentina A girl from Cachari gave birth to a baby weighing 5 lb (2.3 kg) at a hospital in Azul, Buenos Aires Province.[26] The young father reportedly offered to marry the girl, but her parents refused to give their consent.
June 11, 1971 Unidentified 70009000000000000009 years Her father, who was reportedly sought by police  Peru A 9-year-old girl from the El Porvenir neighborhood of Lima gave birth to a boy weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) at a hospital in the same city.[27]
July 10, 1980 Xoagus, VenesiaVenesia Xoagus 70009000000000000009 years Unknown  Namibia Venesia Xoagus, a Damara girl, gave birth by cesarean section to a healthy 3 kg (6.6 lb) boy at a hospital in Otjiwarongo.[28][29][30]
March 25, 1986 Mascarenhas, Maria Eliane JesusMaria Eliane Jesus Mascarenhas 7000905000000000000 9 years,
5 months
Cosme Primo dos Santos, her 16-year-old nephew by adoption  Brazil Maria Eliane Jesus Mascarenhas, an orphaned girl adopted by rural farm workers after her mother died in childbirth, gave birth by cesarean section to a 7 lb (3.2 kg) girl named Diane in Jequié.[31][32]
April 1986 Unidentified 7000900000000000000 9 years Unknown  Kenya An unidentified girl delivered a daughter at Kenyatta Hospital in Nairobi.[33]
March 12, 1990 Unidentified 70009000000000000009 years Unknown  Turkey A 9-year-old girl gave birth by cesarean section to a boy at a clinic in Afyonkarahisar.[34]
November 1994 M., LeylaLeyla M. 70009000000000000009 years A client from prostitution or one of her relatives who raped her  Iran According to information gathered by Amnesty International Leyla M., from Arak, Iran, had been prostituted by her mother starting from the age of 8, and clients included relatives,[35] She had three children, the first at the of age 9 and then twins at age 14.[36] At age 19 (and with the mental age of 8), she was condemned and faced the death penalty for the "moral offenses" of debauchery, incest, and illegitimate motherhood.
February 26, 2001 Janmuk, WanwisaWanwisa Janmuk
70009000000000000009 years Her 27-year-old husband[note 2]  Thailand Wanwisa Janmuk, legally married at 8, gave birth to a girl when she was 9 at a hospital in Phetchabun.[37]
April 1, 2003 María 7000903000000099999 9 years,
3 months
Her stepfather (allegedly)  El Salvador María, from Candelaria de la Frontera, gave birth by cesarean section to a boy she named José Manuel. María stepfather is the alleged father, as she has claimed that he had repeatedly raped her.[38][39]
March 1, 2004 Unidentified 70009000000000000009 years A student at her school  Singapore A Singaporean girl gave birth to a boy after being impregnated by a fellow student at her school. Her mother initially thought she had a urinary tract infection, but upon taking her to the doctor, learned she was already six months pregnant. The baby was placed up for adoption.[40]
December 25, 2004 Unidentified 70009110000000000009 years,
11 months
A teenager in her neighborhood  Colombia A girl from Medellin, Antioquia, born in early January 1995, gave birth to a premature baby by cesarean section on Christmas Day 2004, at 9 years and 11 months. She had been described as flippant and disobedient, sleeping out regularly and hanging around the streets in bad company. She left school after only three years, much to the dismay of her 36-year-old mother. The girl became pregnant by a neighborhood teen whose identity she swore to protect. She again fell pregnant at the age of 10 12, this time by a man in his forties who had helped her in her early motherhood. On February 10, 2006, she gave birth to her second child at the age of 11 years and 1 month. Social services and her mother considered it preferable to place her in a home for teen mothers, where she would be supervised and monitored until age 18.[41][42]
December 2005 Unidentified 70009000000000000009 years Emmanuel Mbazumutima, the family's houseboy  Rwanda Raped by her parents' houseboy, an unidentified girl gave birth to a boy by cesarean section at a hospital in Butare, Rwanda. The girl underwent breast development at age six and menarche at age eight.[43]
July 7, 2006 Unidentified 70009000000000000009 years Unknown  Brazil A girl of the Apurinã, an indigenous people from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, gave birth to a girl weighing nearly 2.2 kg (4.9 lb) by cesarean section at a hospital in Manaus.[44][45]
December 2, 2006 V. T., NuviaNuvia V. T. 70009000000000000009 years Avilio Arostica Berrospi, her 28-year-old cousin[46]  Peru A girl from Huánuco, Peru gave birth to a 2.5 kg (5.5 lb), 47 cm (19 in) boy via cesarean at a hospital in Lima on her ninth birthday.[47][48] She became pregnant after being raped by two of her cousins, one 17 years old and the other 28; Avilio, 28, identified as the father using DNA testing.[49]
March 20, 2007 Unidentified 70009000000000000009 years Unknown  Philippines The local media reported that a 9-year-old gave birth in Barangaly Turo, Bocaue, just one week before an 11-year old gave birth in the same district.[50]
May 3, 2007 Unidentified 70009080000000000009 years,
8 months
Andrés Gabriel Gabriel, her 57-year-old father  Honduras In La Esperanza, the daughter of Andrés Gabriel Gabriel and María Valentina Lorenzo became pregnant at age 9 after having been abused by her father since the age of 6. Upon discovering the pregnancy, Lorenzo tried to persuade her to tell to the authorities that she was 13 years old rather than 9 12, and that her father was actually her stepfather. The young girl gave birth to a daughter by cesarean section in Tegucigalpa.[51]
July 27, 2008 Unidentified 70009080000000000009 years,
8 months
Alexis Rigoberto Morazán Raudales, her 32-year-old stepfather  Honduras A girl from San Pedro Sula was raped repeatedly by her stepfather from the age of 8, and became pregnant in December 2007, shortly after her ninth birthday. In early June, the girl was hospitalized for nausea and vomiting, and doctors were surprised to find she was 6 months pregnant. She gave birth to a son in late July 2008.[52] The stepfather was arrested and the mother is being sought,[timeframe?] as police claim she knew that Morazán Raudales raped her daughter but did nothing to prevent it, instead threatening her. The girl was placed in care[clarification needed] with her baby.
November 2008 Unidentified 70009000000000000009 years Her 31-year-old neighbor who regularly accompanied her to school  Colombia A girl from the campaigns[clarification needed] surrounding Bucaramanga, Colombia, gave birth to a boy in mid-November 2008 via cesarean section at age 9. A doctor from the Child Welfare' Health Department had discovered in mid-August that she was 5 months pregnant. The girl implicated her 31-year-old neighbor, who regularly accompanied her via deserted trails to her rural school where she was in 5th grade. She stated that he had thrown her to the ground in the forest in mid-March and raped her.[53]
January 27, 2010 Unidentified 70009000000000000009 years Unknown, though her father is suspected of raping her  China A girl from Songyuan, China gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 6 lb (2.7 kg) at a hospital in Changchun. Circumstances surrounding the girl's pregnancy are not clearly known, and her parents sought legal help once it was discovered.[54][55][56]
May 15, 2010 Unidentified 70009000000000000009 years Her lover, a 14-year-old neighbor  Malaysia
A 9-year-old Chinese girl from Penang, Malaysia gave birth to a healthy boy. No police report was made by the parents, who knew that the father was their 14-year-old neighbor whom their daughter loved.[57][58]
October 1, 2010 G., F. ("Zeina")F. ("Zeina") G. 70009110000000000009 years,
11 months
S.D., the uncle of her grandmother's tenant  Senegal The orphan girl "Zeina", from a neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal and brought up by her grandmother, was raped by the almost 60-year-old uncle of the latter's tenant. Noting the absence of her menstruations and her weight gain, her grandmother and her aunt became aware of her pregnancy in June, when she was 5 months pregnant. Zeina gave birth by cesarean section at the Grand Yoff Hospital,[59] to a daughter she rejected and refused to breastfeed.[60]
January 27, 2013 Dafne 70009000000000000009 years Unidentified  Mexico Dr. Enrique Rabago, director of the Zoquipan Hospital, reported the girl and baby daughter were healthy and had returned home after receiving a Caesarean section. Dafne is one of 11 children and lives in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos. The 17-year-old father and Dafne were dating. A search for the baby’s 17-year-old father, who may be criminally charged for having a sexual relationship with the young girl, was underway.[61] She was reportedly sterilized shortly after the birth.[62] However, questions have emerged about her true age, as she appeared to be around 15. The father may have been Dafne's 44 year old step-father[63]

[edit] Age 10

Date Mother Age of mother Father Country Description
April 20, 1834 Deweese, SallySally Deweese 700110000000000000010 years Unknown  USA Sally Deweese of Butler County, Kentucky was reported by Dr. D. Rowlett to have delivered a girl weighing 7.75 pounds (3.52 kg). Deweese allegedly developed breasts within weeks of birth and began menstruating at 12 months.[64]
February 1, 1858 Drayton, ElizabethElizabeth Drayton 700110080000000000010 years,
8 months
Her aunt's nephew, reported to be 15–17 years old  USA Elizabeth Drayton of Taunton, Massachusetts was reported to have given birth naturally to a boy weighing 8 lb (3.6 kg) after having been in labor for two or three days.[65]
1861 Unidentified 700110090000000000010 years,
9 months
Her husband  Syria A Jewish girl from Damascus, via hereditary precocious pregnancy pre-menarche, gave birth to a daughter at 10 years and 9 months in 1861, then became a grandmother at just 21 when her child in turn gave birth at 10 years and 3 months in 1871.
1871 Unidentified 700110030999990000010 years,
3 months
Her husband  Syria A Jewish girl from Damascus, whose mother gave birth to her at 10 years of age, also gave birth when she was 10, making her mother a grandmother at the age of 21.
April 1873 Unidentified 700110060000000000010 years,
6 months
"A native gentleman"  India In an account published in 1873, C. MacNamara described having been called in early spring to examine a baby boy in Calcutta, who had reportedly been born to a 10-year-old girl.[66]
September 10, 1895 H., AnnieAnnie H. 700110010000000000010 years,
1 month
Her 56-year-old father  USA Annie H., born in Bland County, Virginia, gave birth to a baby weighing 5 lb (2.3 kg). As the girl had undeveloped breasts and could not produce milk, her mother, who had given birth to a child herself a few months prior, nursed the girl's baby for the week it lived. Annie H. was stated to have started menstruating regularly at age five.[67]
December 13, 1905 Ellison, SallieSallie Ellison 7001100200000000000 10 years,
2 months
Unknown  USA Sallie Ellison gave birth to a baby weighing 8 lb (3.6 kg) at the age of 10 years, 2 months in Bristol, Virginia.[68]
April 9, 1910 Epps, AnnieAnnie Epps 7001100000000000000 10 years Unknown  USA Annie Epps of Chicago gave birth to a girl weighing 6 lb (2.7 kg) at the county hospital in 1910.[69][70]
July 30, 1922 Irwin, ElizabethElizabeth Irwin 7001100000000000000 10 years Rev. L. W. Irwin, her stepfather, charged with contributing to her delinquency[71]  USA Elizabeth Irwin of Hardin County, Ohio gave birth to a boy weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) in 1922.[71][72] Reverend Irwin reportedly prayed for the salvation of the jury that later convicted him.[73]
February 1923 Cavender, MaryMary Cavender 7001100000000000000 10 years Willie Larue, the 26-year-old son of the girl's foster parents  USA Mary Cavender of Hidalgo County, Texas gave birth to a boy weighing 4.5 lb (2.0 kg) in 1923.[74][75][76] Admitting his paternity, Willie Larue was charged with having "improper relations" with Cavender and sentenced to 15 years in prison.[77]
April 4, 1930 Johnson, EvilanEvilan Johnson 7001100000000000000 10 years Unknown  USA Evilan Johnson gave birth to a baby weighing 8 lb (3.6 kg) at a hospital in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1930.[78]
October 10, 1939 Lez, María JustinaMaría Justina Lez 7001100000000000000 10 years Her boyfriend  Argentina María Justina Lez of Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina gave birth to a girl at San Roque Hospital in 1939. The child's father reportedly petitioned for the right to marry the mother, as marriage was forbidden to girls under 13 years of age.[79]
January 10, 1944 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years Unknown  USA A girl gave birth naturally to a daughter weighing 8.5 lb (3.9 kg) at a hospital in Monahans, Texas in 1944.[80][81]
March 3, 1949 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Unknown  USA A girl gave birth to a daughter weighing 7.3 lb (3.3 kg) at a hospital in Wilmington, Delaware in 1949.[82]
May 20, 1949 Unidentified 700110070000000000010 years,
7 months
Unknown  USA A girl gave birth to a boy weighing 7.8 lb (3.5 kg) at Barber Hospital in Butler, Alabama in 1949.[83]
May 25, 1950 Moore, SarahSarah Moore 700110070000000000010 years,
7 months
Unknown  USA Sarah Moore gave birth prematurely to a girl in Charleston, Mississippi in 1950.[84]
June 21, 1950 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Unknown  USA A girl gave birth to a baby boy weighing 6.5 lb (2.9 kg) at a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska in 1950.[85]
July 13, 1951 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years Unknown  USA A girl gave birth to a boy weighing 7.19 lb (3.26 kg) in Picayune, Mississippi; the girl's mother was 23 at the time.[86]
June 14, 1953 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years A 50-year-old man who lived in the same apartment building as her foster parents.  USA A girl gave birth to a daughter weighing 5.94 lb (2.69 kg) at a home for unwed mothers in Youngstown, Ohio in 1953.[87][88]
November 30, 1954 Delgado Gomez, FeliciaFelicia Delgado Gomez 7001100000000000000 10 years Unknown  Costa Rica Felicia Delgado Gomez gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 5.75 lb (2.61 kg) at a hospital in Limón, Costa Rica, in 1954.[89][90]
August 3, 1956 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years Her 18-year-old brother, who was arrested  USA A girl from Spartanburg County, South Carolina gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 6 lb (2.7 kg) in the city of Spartanburg.[91]
January 22, 1958 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Her older sister's husband, age 28, was charged[92]  USA A girl gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) at a hospital in San Francisco.[93]
February 6, 1964 Sanchez Gonzalez, MaríaMaría Sanchez Gonzalez 7001100000000000000 10 years Unknown  Mexico María Sanchez Gonzalez of Colonia Morelos, Mexico City gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 5.5 lb (2.5 kg).[94]
February 12, 1964 Unidentified 700110040999999999910 years,
4 months[95]
A 16-year-old boy, her foster family's son  USA A 10-year-old gave birth by cesarean section to a daughter weighing 5.94 lb (2.69 kg) at a hospital in Chicago.[96]
September 17, 1967 Gomez Juan, HortensiaHortensia Gomez Juan 7001100000000000000 10 years Her family's neighbor for whom the girl worked as a servant; he was arrested for rape  Mexico Hortensia Gomez Juan gave birth to a boy weighing 4.44 lb (2.01 kg) in Xalapa, Mexico in 1967.[97][not in citation given]
November 29, 1968 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years Unknown  Belgium In 1968, a 10-year-old gave birth by cesarean section in Antwerp, Belgium.[98]
July 1969 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Unknown  USA A girl gave birth naturally to a boy weighing 5.63 lb (2.55 kg) at Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia on July 29, 1969.[99]
August 14, 1971 Fontora, MirtaMirta Fontora 700110000000000000010 years Unknown  Argentina Mirta Fontora, a girl from Pilar Partido, Argentina, gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 6.5 lb (2.9 kg) at a hospital in Pilar.[100][101]
May 1975 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Unknown  Finland An anonymous girl who gave birth at age 10 in Finland became the country's youngest mother.[102]
May 25, 1979 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Unknown  USA A girl age 10 gave birth six weeks premature to twin girls, both weighing 3.38 lb (1.53 kg), by induced labor at a hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is thought to have been the youngest mother of twins in U.S. history at the time.[103]
July 7, 1982 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Unknown  USA A girl age 10 from a rural town in eastern Texas gave birth to a premature baby girl, weighing 4.5 lb (2.0 kg), at Hermann Hospital in Houston. All other details were withheld by request.[104][105]
April 5, 1984 Unidentified 700110080000000000010 years,
8 months
The girl's uncle and the husband of one of her babysitters were both charged with molesting her  USA A 10-year-old gave birth naturally to a 6.25 lb (2.83 kg) baby girl in Chicago.[95][106] The girl, who had not known she was pregnant, went to St. Anthony Hospital on April 4 seeking treatment for abdominal pain, and was transferred to the high-risk maternity unit at Cook County Hospital the next day.[95] The girl's uncle and her babysitter's husband were accused of raping her: the uncle admitted to doing so six times, but the babysitter's husband denied the allegations and passed a polygraph.[107]
April 5, 1996 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years A neighbor who raped her  Brazil In 1996, a 10-year-old gave birth by cesarean section in Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso.[108]
July 1998 Unidentified 7001100500000000000 10 years,
5 months
Paul Narvios, the 50-year-old companion of her mother  USA Taking advantage of his relationship with her mother that lasted a few months between late 1997 and early 1998, Paul Narvios, 50, abused the girl 19 times when she was between 9 12 and 10 years old. She exposed him and gave birth in San Mateo County, California. Narvios was sentenced by DNA evidence on September 8, 1999 to thirty-one years in prison, including a twenty-six years security, and $40,000 fine, with prohibition with re-approaching mother, daughter, and baby.[109]
September 25, 2000 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Her 28-year-old brother, who was arrested on a charge of rape  Argentina
(originally from
A girl from Bolivia gave birth to a daughter weighing 2.5 kilograms (5.5 lb) by cesarean section at a hospital in Parque Patricios. Buenos Aires.[110][111]
September 23, 2002 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years A 38-year-old man, the brother of girl's mother's boyfriend, was arrested  Saint Lucia A 10-year-old gave birth to a boy weighing 4 lb (1.8 kg) in Saint Lucia.[112]
November 2, 2003 Goodman, SamanthaSamantha Goodman 700110750000000000010 years,
9 months
An Indian schoolfriend, allegedly 10 years old, though most likely 12  Zimbabwe Samantha Goodman, 10 ⁄4 years old, from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, gave birth in Materdei Hospital to a 6 lb (2.7 kg) girl, who was named Courtney. When Goodman was 16, she explained in detail what had happened six years earlier: "At a party at a friend early 2003, playing hide and seek, we slipped into the family's library, where we took a book for adults and laughed on the picture of a guy with his sex in a girl's one, and we thought it would be funny that we were trying to do it... We did it! It was funny! A few months later, my mother noticed that my belly had grown enormously. Driving me so urgently to the doctor, she was shocked to discover I was pregnant. Very devout, it was out of question for her I abort... At the idea of giving birth, I was very scared, but, ultimately, it was less painful than when I broke my arm!"[113]
November 13, 2003 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Unknown  Peru A girl from Monzón District, Peru gave birth by cesarean section to a baby weighing over 3 kg (6.6 lb) at Hermilio Valdizán Hospital in Huánuco.[114]
January 7, 2004 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years The 29-year-old boyfriend of her 21-year-old sister  Argentina A 10-year-old gave birth to a baby weighing 3.22 kg (7.1 lb) in Merlo Partido, Argentina.[115]
April 13, 2005 R. F., G.G. R. F. 700110000000000000010 years Luis Ramos Coral, her 24-year-old stepfather  Chile
(originally from
A Bolivian girl living in Calama, Chile, gave birth to a boy by cesarean section at a hospital in Antofagasta. The child became pregnant after having been raped by her stepfather (supposedly her father, purported as in Calama)[clarification needed] at age 9. Her parents, who both came from Colchaca village in Potosí, Bolivia, were jailed.[116][117][118][119]
June 27, 2005 Chelagat, GladysGladys Chelagat 700110000000000000010 years The approximately 60-year-old caregiver who had nurtured her since her earliest childhood  Kenya Gladys Chelagat from Kericho, Rift Valley Province gave birth to a boy weighing 6.17 lb (2.80 kg) by cesarean section at a district hospital.[120]
August 28, 2005 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Unknown; her stepfather and her brother were suspected  Switzerland
(originally from
A young girl gave birth to a daughter at a hospital in Sion, Switzerland. She had immigrated from Cameroon to Martigny, then Sierre, Switzerland, with her siblings after her mother married a Swiss citizen. A 68-year-old man who was in a relationship with the mother admitted to having molested the girl but a DNA test found that he was not the father of the girl's child.[121][122][123]
April 3, 2006 Alvarado Gómez, MonserratMonserrat Alvarado Gómez 700110060000000000010 years,
6 months
Juan Ruelas Martínez, her family's 47-year-old neighbor  Mexico Monserrat Alvarado Gómez of Jaral del Progreso, Guanajuato born on September 16, 1995, gave birth naturally to a girl weighing 2.3 kilograms (5.1 lb) whom, she named Marisol. Ruelas Martínez, her neighbor, was sentenced to 11 12 years in prison for raping her.[124][125]
April 2006 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years William Edward Ronca, her 26-year-old stepfather who raped her  USA A young girl in Abbeville, South Carolina gave birth by cesarean section. The baby was placed up for adoption.[126] Ronca admitted to having molested the girl over a two-year period and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
April 2006 Unidentified 700110090000000000010 years,
9 months
Julián Andrés H. López, the 30-year-old Colombian boyfriend of her babysitter, who was arrested  Spain
(originally from
A Colombian girl gave birth to a daughter in Ourense, Spain. She had been raped by the babysitter's boyfriend while her mother, a widowed and destitute immigrant, prostituted herself in a brothel in Santiago, north of Ourense, to earn money to feed her.[127]
June 14, 2006 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Unknown  Brazil In 2006, a 10-year-old gave birth by cesarean section to a baby in Marechal Deodoro, Brazil.[128]
July 2006 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Her 13-year-old boyfriend  Belgium A girl from Montigny-le-Tilleul gave birth in 2006 to a child fathered by her boyfriend and schoolmate. After she had begun gaining weight, her mother put her on a diet, but when the girl visited a doctor, it was discovered that she was nine months pregnant. News of the birth did not become publicly known until 2007.[129]
August 14, 2006 Unidentified 700110050000000000010 years,
5 months
Her father  Mauritius A young girl, born on March 5, 1996, had menstruated since age 8 and became pregnant by her father from a rape in November 2005, which happened on a day when she was sick and stayed at home with him. She gave birth to her daughter by cesarean section on August 14, 2006, and the father was sent to prison.[130]
October 20, 2006 N. 700110100000000000010 years,
10 months
Francisco das Chagas, her 26-year-old boyfriend  Brazil N., daughter of Francisca Ferreira dos Santos and born on December 12, 1995, gave birth by cesarean section to a baby girl at São Camilo de Itapipoca hospital in Itapipoca, Brazil. Francisco das Chagas de Lima, her boyfriend, was also her 14-year-old sister's ex-boyfriend.[131][132]
July 2, 2007 Lucila 700110000000000000010 years Noé Velásquez Velásquez, her parents' 65-year-old landlord  Mexico In 2007, 10-year-old Lucila of San Lorenzo Cacaotepec, Oaxaca gave birth to a boy.[133][134][135][136] Noé Velásquez Velásquez, the landlord of the house her parents rented, was jailed.
November 9, 2007 "Evita" 700110000000000000010 years Alejandro Torres, her 22-year-old cousin  Nicaragua Originally from the rural island region of El Tortuguero, the poorest part of Nicaragua, 10-year-old "Evita" gave birth by cesarean section in Managua after spending two months in Bluefields. Four months earlier, her mother had summoned a campaign doctor to their farm to examine her daughter's inflated abdomen; the doctor found that she was 5 months pregnant. A few weeks later, her mother revealed to the press that Evita had been raped by her 22-year-old cousin Alejandro.[137]
February 29, 2008 Rosa "Rosita" 700110080000000000010 years,
8 months
Carmen Aguilar, her 33-year-old stepfather  Nicaragua Rosa ("the other Rosita"),[note 3] born June 25, 1997 in San Miguelito, Rio San Juan Department, gave birth to a boy by cesarean section at 8 12 months of pregnancy at the Bertha Calderón Hospital in Managua. Sexually assaulted since age 8 by her stepfather Carmen, she never experienced menstruation, as she became pregnant at her first ovulation. Her stepfather would beat and whip her to subdue her. Her pregnancy was discovered by chance at 5 12 months, during a tour of rural medical for the poor in early December 2007.[138]
April 28, 2008 Unidentified 700110000000000000010 years Guadalupe Gutierrez-Juarez, her 37-year-old stepfather  USA Isabel Chasearez's 10-year-old daughter, from St. Anthony, Idaho, gave birth by cesarean section to a girl weighing approximately 6 lb (2.7 kg) at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg after having been raped by Chasearez's boyfriend.[not in citation given] The man, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was jailed on one felony count of rape with impregnation; Chasearez was jailed as well for failing to provide proper prenatal care.[139][140]
March 18, 2009 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years Fede Datilus, a 33-year-old sex offender  USA
(originally from
The 10-year-old Haitian girl of Lantana, Florida, became pregnant from rape at the age of 9. Her father learned of her pregnancy only when he took her to the clinic when she suffered labor contractions on March 18, 2009. The same day, she gave birth naturally to a full-term boy. Reluctantly, she exposed Datilus to investigators who interviewed her through a Haitian Creole interpreter (she spoke only little English, having arrived illegally in the U.S. only 30 months before). She confided that she had been afraid that she and her father would be deported to Haiti – a threat used by her attacker. Datilus was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a minor under 12 years, to which 5 years for impregnating her was added.[141]
April 2009 Unidentified 7001100900000000000 10 years,
9 months
Flávio de Oliveira, her 24-year-old stepfather  Brazil A 10-year-old girl from Lagoa Grande, Minas Gerais gave birth to a boy by cesarean section in late April 2009. The director of her school learned of the girl's pregnancy on March 20 after hearing about it in playground discussions among children. The director alerted the judicial and medical-social authorities, and immediately took her to the clinic, where her condition was confirmed: the girl was almost 8 months pregnant, though it was not visible on her. That evening, she exposed her stepfather, who was arrested as he tried to escape to Gurupi in Tocantins, 470 miles (760 km) to the north, and jailed. He impregnated her in late July 2008, four months after he started abusing her in late March.[142][143]
June 8, 2009 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years Her stepfather  South Africa A girl from Mitchell's Plain township, southeast of Cape Town, had been raped by her 21-year-old uncle. She became convinced that she was in love with him and that he was the father of her child.[144] However, DNA evidence proved the father to be her 25-year-old stepfather, who had sexually assaulted her as well. The girl gave birth to a daughter on June 8, 2009.[citation needed]
December 14, 2009 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years A man in his mid-30s  Jamaica A girl from Mountainside, Jamaica gave birth to a baby girl who died three weeks later.[145]
January 4, 2010 P., M.M. P. 7001100000000000000 10 years Her 15-year-old brother  Bolivia M.P., from El Torno, Bolivia, gave birth by cesarean section to a girl weighing 2.3 kg (5.1 lb) at the Instituto Maternológico Percy Boland in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.[146] She had been raped by her brothers ages 15, 17, and 19; the youngest one was her child's biological father.[147]
May 2010 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years Unknown; thought to be her second child's father, a 46-year-old mason  Bolivia The father of a 10-year-old girl's first baby was not originally known, but when the same girl from Cabezas came back to Percy Boland Hospital, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, at age 12 to give birth again, authorities succeeded to get her to talk. They apprehended a 49-year-old mason, confirmed father of the second baby and suspected of the first. He was sentenced for rape and impregnation of a minor. It is suspected that the girl was a prostitute and had been pimped to him by her family.[148]
May 2010 Ch. R., M. L.M. L. Ch. R. 7001100000000000000 10 years Her father  Bolivia The 10-year-old, initials M. L. Ch. R., from Zanja Honda, Tarija, gave birth to a 3.5 kg (7.7 lb) girl by cesarean section at the Percy Boland Maternity after allegedly being raped by a 49-year-old mason. 15 months after her first child was born, she became pregnant with a son, claiming this time was from a young man named Armando.[149][150] After her second child was born on May 7, 2012, she disappeared, and her mother admitted that both of her daughter's children were from her biological father, who had raped her since she was 8.[151]
August 19, 2010 "Camille" 700110000000000000010 years Her 27-year-old father  Philippines A 10-year-old girl, known in the media as "Camille", gave birth to a boy in Cotabato City; she had been raped since age 8 by her father, who was unemployed and often drunk.[152][153]
October 26, 2010 Chiritescu, ElenaElena Chiritescu 700110060000000000010 years,
6 months
Gheorghe Mecic, her 13-year-old cousin and ex-fiance  Spain
(originally from
Elena Chiritescu, a Roma girl, gave birth to a 6.4 lb (2.9 kg) girl named Nicoletta Narcissa at a hospital in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.[154][155][156]
October 29, 2010 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years Her 24-year-old distant cousin  Colombia A girl of the Wiwa people gave birth by cesarean section at San Rafael Hospital in San Juan del Cesar. She had been raped at home in late January by her 24-year-old distant cousin, while her mother, Sebastiana María Nieves, was absent for ten days at her sick mother's bedside.[157]
November 3, 2010 Glebova, SvetlanaSvetlana Glebova
(Светлана Глебова)
7001100700000000000 10 years,
7 months
Her 12- or 13-years-old boyfriend  Russia The girl from a village near Kazan, Russia menstruated early and became pregnant shortly before she was 10. She gave birth one month prematurely to girl in Kazan.[158]
November 10, 2010 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years Her father  Bolivia A girl gave birth to a boy weighing 2.3 kg (5.1 lb) at the Percy Boland maternity ward in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.[159]
January 19, 2011 A., PaulinaPaulina A. 700110000000000000010 years Unknown  Argentina Paulina A., a Guaraní girl from Puerto Leoni, gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 3.1 kg (6.8 lb) at a hospital in Posadas. Although her personal documentation gave her age as 10, it was suspected that she was older.[160] She refused to name the baby's father, but her friends claimed it her secret 15-year-old boyfriend.
June 4, 2011 Shaka, ThuliThuli Shaka 700110060000000000010 years,
6 months
Unknown  South Africa A 10-year-old student of the Vulindlela Primary School in Soweto gave birth to a boy via cesarean section.[citation needed]
October 22, 2011 Edith 700110000000000000010 years,
10 months
Alberto Hernández Loeza, her 28-year-old stepfather  Mexico A 10-year-old girl from the community of San Francisco Totimehuacan gave birth by cesarean section to a premature boy weighing 3.3 lb (1.5 kg) in Puebla.[161] She initially stated that the father was a "graying gringo with a sombrero";[162] however, her mother revealed during police interviews that the biological father was the girl's stepfather, who had raped her.[163]
January 24, 2012 Villanueva, Laura MarinaLaura Marina Villanueva[not in citation given] 7001100700000000000 10 years,
7 months
Gaudencio Castañeda Pulido, her elder sister's 45-year-old partner  Peru Laura Marina Villanueva, from Santa Marta, Peru, was raped three times by her older sister's 45-year-old companion, a former soldier and her neighbor, just before her birthday on June 24. Her pregnancy was discovered in late September, at 19 weeks, by chance after she was admitted for a snake bite. The father, Gaudencio Castañeda Pulido, has been on the run when the discovery was reported in the media and continued threatening to kill the girl and her mother, Nidia Villanueva Tolentino. On January 24, 2012, she delivered a 2.21 kilograms (4.9 lb) boy by cesarean section, whom she named Justin, after singer Justin Bieber. Castañeda Pulido, who had previously impregnated the girl's then-15-year-old sister, was sentenced to 35 years in jail.[164][165]
March 29, 2012 Unidentified 7001100000000000000 10 years Unknown; a 15-year-old associate of the girl is suspected  Colombia A girl of the Wayuu people gave birth to a 2.6 kg (5.7 lb), 47 cm (19 in) girl by cesarean section at a clinic in Riohacha. She rejected her daughter and refused to breastfeed her.[166][167][168][169][170]
May 2012 Unidentified 7001100900000000000 10 years,
9 months
Antônio Lisboa Filho, her 28-year-old father  Brazil In late December 2011, Antônio Lisboa Filho, age 28, discovered that his ten-and-a-half-year-old daughter, whom he had been raping regularly since she was eight, was 4 months pregnant. He fled from Coroatá, Maranhão with his wife Maria Alves Conceição and their other children, abandoning the girl with her maternal grandmother. Francisca Maria Conceição, the grandmother, alerted authorities of the rape and the parents' subsequent escape. As the pregnancy had advanced past the legal cut-off date for abortions, the girl delivered the baby via cesarean section in early May 2012, a month before term.[171] According to police testimony, the man is also suspected of raping the girl's 8-year-old sister.[172]
May 11, 2012 Unidentified 7001101100000000000 10 years,
11 months
Her 15-year-old distant cousin  Argentina The girl, from San Miguel, Argentina, was admitted to the Vidal hospital in Criientes in early March 2012 after complaining of stomach pains and a swollen stomach. After an ultrasound the doctors realized that she was 26 weeks pregnant. The young girl stated that she had been raped by a 15-year-old distant cousin in late August 2011, who has since been prosecuted. She gave birth one month before term by cesarean section to a 2.420 kg (5.34 lb), 45 cm (18 in) girl, who was named Tatiana and placed in an incubator and on a drip-feed.[173]

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[edit] Notes

  1. ^ Girls in India can customarily be married after reaching puberty.
  2. ^ Thai law allows for the marriage of minors arranged by their parents.
  3. ^ Rosa had been dubbed "the other Rosita" by the press in reference to the famous Rosa V. Reyes Fletes, another young Nicaraguan girl, born in late August 1993, who lived with her family in Costa Rica. In early 2003, she had to illegally abort her pregnancy at age 9 12, as her country prohibited abortion. Her case was later the subject of a documentary by American filmmakers Barbara Attie and Jane Goldwater.

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