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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.

3 comments found

  1. What is truly sad is that the young mother will suffer from psychological and physical problems from giving birth to a baby so young. Although girls are starting menses at a much younger age than previous generations, it doesn’t mean that their bodies *are ready* to have a baby.
    You raise a good point – where were her parents?!? Why is a ten year old having sex?!?
    Hopefully, this story will be a catalyst for some change to come about.

  2. oh my goodness! this is so disturbing, especially because I have a 10 year old daughter!

    The concept of sex and a 10 year old girl is just so disturbing. 🙁

  3. I certainly agree, teen pregnancy is way overrated. I can’t get too upset at the fact that a 16 or 17 year old is having sex, because who knows till one of them gets pregnant most of the time and then, to me, it’s too late because I don’t believe in abortion, but a child who is only 10 hardly is capable of making a decision in any matter without consent. It’s very sad and I certainly hope her and that baby are doing very well for the most part. Hopefully nothing seriously bad comes of the whole investigation and that she is just another CHILD who has made a bad decision.

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