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No Fear No Favour

A girl who is the youngest person ever to give birth at the age of FIVE

What a girl do at the age of 5 ?

 Most of the girls play with the Barbie Doll, make friends or enjoy sketching.

But a shocking news came into light when Lina Medina’s stomach began growing, doctors were certain she was suffering from a large tumour – she was only five years old, after all.

But after running tests they found she was seven months pregnant and weeks later she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

And almost 80 years on, Lina is still the youngest person in the world to have ever given birth.

She was born in a small village in the Andes in Peru to a poor family in 1933.

Lina stands alongside one of the doctors and a pram with baby Gerardo in it after giving birth

At the age of five, her mother noticed her growing abdomen after she complained about having stomach pains.

Just weeks later on May 14, 1939, she gave birth to a baby boy by a Caesaerean as her young pelvis was deemed to small for a natural birth.

Her baby was born a healthy 6lbs and the infant was named Gerardo in honour of the doctor who delivered him.

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