Five Years Old and Pregnant

Starting at the earliest year of 1834 up until 2008, there are recorded pregnancies and births by girls who were ages 9, 10, and 11.

Meet Lina Medina, a five year old girl who gave birth to a baby boy by cesarean section on May 14, 1939. She was originally thought to have a tumor growing in her stomach and when she was taken to the hospital the doctor informed the parents that she was 7 months pregnant. It’s not confirmed whether she began her first menstruation when she was 8 months or 2 ½ years old. Her son was 6 lbs when he was born and was raised as her brother until he was 10 years old. Her father had been arrested for the possibility of raping her but there wasn’t enough evidence to keep him in jail and was released. Lina was never clear on who impregnated her. Below is a picture is of Lina Medina when she was 7 months pregnant.

I wanted to see if I could find anything on the youngest father recorded and I found a site that stated that a twelve year old girl had gotten her 4 year old brother to fornicate with her BUT it was very misspelled and I could not find anything else on that. However, I found many sites that claimed that 11 year old Sean Stewart impregnated his 15 year old girl friend. From what I found, different articles saying she thought he was the same age as her or around 14 years old. Needless to say I could not find any sites that I would consider reliable confirming the age of the youngest father. (If it’s not a .org, .edu, .net etc.)

The only 5 year old girl recorded to become pregnant is Lina Medina. In 1939 there was also a 6 ½ year old Russian girl who gave birth as well. In 2006 an 8 year old girl in Peru gave birth days before she turned 9. Starting at the earliest year of 1834 up until 2008, there is recorded pregnancies and births by girls who were ages 9, 10, and 11.

I’ve noticed that some people have actually questioned the possibility that a little girl would be sexually active and I want to state that in most of these cases the children were raped by neighbors and family members. In the cases where it is not mentioned who the girl’s were impregnated by, I just can’t make myself question a little girl being sexually active by choice.

I got this information is from Wikipedia:

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18 Responses to “Five Years Old and Pregnant”
  1. Anne McNew Says...

    On May 6, 2009 at 4:05 am

    I pity the child.
    nice presentation. thanks for sharing.

  2. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On May 6, 2009 at 5:16 am

    I feel so sorry for these girls. Their lives are over before theuy have started. Good work.


  3. skylite Says...

    On May 6, 2009 at 7:51 am

    No there is nothing that could make be believe that a child that young could be sexually active because of her own choice. It would clearly have to be rape!!
    I can’t imagine something like this or the actions of others. Who could ever do something like this to a child. We know it is happening in the world but seeing a picture of what someone did to a baby,because at 5 years old, she was STILL a baby herself.
    I am still in shock over this article !!

  4. STEVE666 Says...

    On May 6, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Shocking articule. I agree totally with skylite.

  5. QuinMonty86 Says...

    On May 6, 2009 at 11:32 am

    What a horrible, shocking thing to have to endure at such a tender age. The “father” should have been horsewhipped!! OMG!!

  6. kate smedley Says...

    On May 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Saddening and shocking article….

  7. Drake Harlem Says...

    On May 8, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Amazing and disturbing. I had a friend in High School who claimed the first time she had sex was when she was in kindergarten. Her older sister, who had just gone through Sex Ed, got her and the neighbor boy who was just as young to have sex.

  8. S A JOHNSON Says...

    On May 9, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Drake, I actually do believe that for various reasons. BUT I do not believe that little kids automatically know how to do that type of stuff. One of them or possibly both of them would have to have learned it from someone older.

  9. spiritwalker Says...

    On May 9, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I am glad that I have all sons

  10. S A JOHNSON Says...

    On May 10, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Sadly, even though boys can’t get pregnant that can’t stop them from being sexually abused.

  11. Gone. Says...

    On May 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Very well written and interesting article. In fact I had gathered the information on this a month ago and was going to write an article about it myself, bu you beat me to it.

    Unfortunately sexual abuse doesn’t discriminate; it will attack any and all, boy or girl, old or young, black or white.

    Very good post, Johnson.

  12. dee gold Says...

    On May 12, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I can’t believe my eyes.It’s very sad that things like this happens.

  13. marj villacorta Says...

    On June 5, 2009 at 11:33 am

    omg!still cant believe that she can get pregnant at young age. we shud all be careful. so sad :c

  14. Poetic Enigma Says...

    On June 25, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    That’s totally shocking. I’m totally stunned.
    Thanks for sharing this information

  15. Shannon Jones Says...

    On September 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I read this im amazement! I am awed and disturbed at the same time. It is disgusting to think that a man would commit such an act on a five year old girl.

  16. darthvenom Says...

    On September 14, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I to am sickend by the thought of a 4 year old girl getting \”raped\”, but as the article says she started menstuating from 8 months to 2 1/2 years old. Nature or \”God\” decided that she was ready to reproduce and who are we to agrue with nature or \”God\”.

  17. S A JOHNSON Says...

    On September 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    tman – This isn’t an epidemic. There aren’t hundreds of thousands of little girls getting their periods at five years old. Also, they have been looking into these types of things for ages. When they know what is going on, I’m sure we will all find out why.

    darthvenom – wtf? Really? Whether “Nature or God” decides that a little girl is ready to reproduce, does not mean that it’s ok that they get knocked up. I mean, little 12 year old girls get their period. We’re supposed to be like, “Aww. It’s all good. You go ahead and go get yourself pregnant God and/or Nature says it’s ok, so it’s fine by us.”

  18. rahul Says...

    On October 20, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Guys please use your brain. Just look carefully to the photo of the girl. It’s morphed. Look the line of breast and the area between her arms. The stomach is morphed on a small girls photo. See the color difference in both the portions of the photographs.


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