Meet Lina Medina, The Youngest Mother In History

Lina Medina has been the youngest mother in history and remains to be a medical mystery. She gave birth at the age of 5.

Meet Lina Medina, The Youngest Mother In HistoryDespite speculations of the case being a hoax, a number of doctors over the years have verified it based on biopsies, X rays of the fetal skeleton in utero, and photographs taken by the doctors.

So, who could be the boy’s father?

lina-medina-3The biological father who impregnated Lina has never been revealed nor identified. But, Lina’s father was quickly arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse, but was released due to lack of evidence.

Meet Lina Medina, The Youngest Mother In HistoryLina was able to become pregnant at such a young age due to a rare condition known as precocious puberty, which is basically, an early onset of sexual development.

Most girls begin showing signs of puberty around 10 years old. The majority of boys tend to go through puberty starting around the age of 11-12. People with precocious puberty tend to begin puberty around the age 7.

Meet Lina Medina, The Youngest Mother In HistoryShockingly, according to her mother, Lina, on the other hand, began having menstrual cycles at age 2 ½ and her breasts were developed by age 4. When the doctors examined her at age 5, she was found to already have fully mature sexual organs.

On May 14, 1939, Lina gave birth, via Caesarean section, to a healthy boy, weighing 2.7 kg (6.0 lb) who was named Gerardo after her doctor.

Meet Lina Medina, The Youngest Mother In HistoryGerardo was raised believing Medina was his sister, but at the age of 10, he was made known that Lina was his mother. Medina’s son grew up healthy and died in 1979 at the age of 40.

 

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