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5-year-old Peruvian Became the Youngest Confirmed Mother in 1939

5-year-old Peruvian Became the Youngest Confirmed Mother in 1939

Photo: Lina Medina

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Today in Latin American history, Lina Medina of Peru became the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at 5 years old in 1939.

Medina gave birth at the age of five years, seven months and 17 days.

She was originally thought to have had a tumor, but her doctors determined she was in her seventh month of pregnancy.

Although Lina’s father was arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse, he was later released due to lack of evidence, and the biological father who impregnated Lina was never identified.

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