The youngest mother ever on Earth is just 5 years old, yes, five. I mean the youngest mother of human beings, not other animals. Crazy huh?
Perhaps the most discomfiting record of this nature involves the youngest person ever to give birth, reputedly a five-year-olf girl – not only because such a record posits that a child barely of kindergarten age(presumably involuntarily) underwent an experience we associate with physical and psychological maturity, but also because it implies the commission of an act now considered to be nothing less than child molestation.
Regardless of our squeamishness, we have to note that the claim of a five-year-old girl giving birth is apparently true. Her name was Lina Medina, a Peruvian girl from the Andean village of Ticrapo who made medical history when she gave birth to a boy by cesarean section in May 1929 at the age of five years, seven months and 21 days. Lina’s parents initially thought that their daughter had a large abdominal tumor, but after they took her to a hospital in the town of Pisco physicans confirmed that her abdominal swelling was due to pregnancy. Lina was eventually transferred to a hospital in Lima, where she delivered a six-pound baby boy by Cesarean section on 14 May 1939.