9-year-old Gives Birth: Dafne delivers baby girl via C-section in Mexico

By on Feb 7, 2013 in South America, Weird, World Comments

A 9-year-old gives birth to a baby girl via a Cesarian section at a Jalisco hospital in Mexico last January 27, 2013.

A report by ABC News on Wednesday, February 6, said that the newly born child has a 17-year-old father.

In a press statement on Wednesday, Dr. Enrique Rabago, director of Zoquipan Hospital, explained that “due to her young age and the fact that her body was not ready to give birth,” a C-section was administered to the 9-year-old girl when she gave birth.

Reports say that after giving birth, the girl, identified only as Dafne, is now recovering at home with her healthy baby. Dafne is reportedly one of 11 siblings from a family in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, near Guadalajara.

Lino Ginzalez Corona, spokesperson at the Jalisco State Prosecutor‘s office, said that “Due to her young age, we don’t know if she’s being entirely truthful. She did not realize that she was pregnant until the seventh month.”

Based on Dafne‘s statement to authorities, “the child’s father suggested she and the baby move in with him, but he left town when she refused.”

Corona however explained that their office is “still open to the possibility of rape or child abuse.”

Though unusual, Dafne‘s situation was made possible by the fact that the start of menstruation age of girls now dropping.

Reports say that the youngest girl who gave birth ever recorded is a 5-year-old and 7 months from Peru. She gave birth in 1939.

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