10-Year Old Girl Gave Birth To A Healthy Baby
I am quite disturbed by a news about a girl who gave birth to a healthy baby girl through Cesarean operation in Colombia recently.
The newborn weighed more than 5 pounds. The reports says that natural birth is medically impossible for a 10-year old to gave birth because the pelvis is not yet well-defined. It was the first in that country. The circumstances on how the girl got pregnant at a young age are still unknown and the authorities are investigating it.
A pregnancy can take place at any time before or after puberty, with menarche (first menstrual period) normally taking place around the ages 12 or 13, and being the stage at which a female becomes potentially fertile. Puberty is the process of physical changes by which a child’s body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction to enable fertilization.
Ages 12 to 13 is normal although too early and somehow not acceptable, but not 10-year old.
I just wonder what happened to that child and how she got pregnant. Where are the parents? Did they supervised her? Teenage pregnancy is not new in the society but it a sickness that needs to be cured with the help of the government, other people with concern and especially the family.