Teenage pregnancies are something that is still quite common in most parts of the world despite laws prohibiting underage marriage. But the youngest mother to give birth in recorded history is shockingly a girl old enough to be a kindergartner.
Lina Medina, a Peruvian girl, gave birth to a baby boy at the tender age of just five years and seven months in the year 1939.
Initially, Lina from Peru’s Andes was taken to the doctors because of an abdominal swelling which her parents suspected of being a tumour. But tests revealed that Lina was, in fact, seven months pregnant, according to First To Know. Dr Gerardo Lozada even observed that the little girl’s mammary glands and sexual organs were fully developed at the time. Lina delivered a baby boy via a C-section on May 14, 1939, and named him, Gerardo, after her doctor.
In the beginning, young Gerardo grew up believing that Lina was his elder sister and only came to know of their true relationship when he turned 10.
Although Lina’s father had been arrested by the police on suspicions of incest and rape, he was later released due to lack of evidence. The identity of the man who made Lina pregnant was never determined.