Extremely early onsets of puberty and menstruation is termed ‘precocious puberty.’ It may be brought about by a tumor or injury to the brain. Those living with this condition can however live a normal life. The shocking fact is that they can also conceive at very young ages.
In this article, we have highlighted shocking cases of the youngest parents in history.
- Lina Medina
Lina Medina is the youngest mother in history. She was a Peruvian girl from the Andean village of Ticrapo who made history after giving birth at the age of 5 years in May 1939. Her baby was delivered by Cesarean section. The identity of the father was never determined.
She was popularly referred to as ‘Anya.’ She hailed from Russia and became a mother at the age of 8 years (precisely 8 years and seven months old). She gave birth in April, 2000. She was raped by a 13-year-old neighbor thereby getting her pregnant.
3. Sean Stewart
Sean Stewart became a father when he was 12 years old. Something happened between him and his neighbor- Emma Webster, and led to pregnancy. Although they’ve both parted ways now, Emma is married to another man while Sean had been jailed severally for theft cases.
4. 11-Year old boy in New Zealand
Record has it that an 11-year-old boy from New Zealand (identity withheld) is the second youngest father in the world. He became a father with a 36-year old woman who happened to be his friend’s mother. The boy confessed to his principal that he was raped by the woman.
5. Hilda Trujillo
Hilda hailed from Peru and lived with her poor family in a one-room residence. She was secretly raped by her 22-year old cousin who was living with them. She gave birth five months later when she was seven years old. The cousin was immediately charged and arrested.
6. Britain’s youngest parents
A 12-year old girl and 13-year old boy are the youngest parents in Britain. The girl became pregnant while she was still in primary school. Both parents who hailed from north London vowed to stay together as a family.
Early relationships are not really forbidden, however the right decisions and guidance should be given by parents. This will go a long way in enabling kids to be aware of their emotions and how to handle them. With this, they won’t get themselves into situations that will be regretted.