10-year-old girl gives birth
Now that's too young!
A ten year old girl in Colombia has shocked many in her country and around the world as reports claim that she has given birth to a 5 and half pound baby earlier this year.
According to the report in April 2012, she came to a hospital, bleeding, in pain and gave birth without any advance care.
Univision’s Primer Impacto is reporting that this was the first time she visited a hospital during her pregnancy. However, details are sketchy and the girl has not been named. But as the news spread it led to shock and horror amongst people across the world as there is very little information available on the girl, the baby, the father or how such a little girl ended up getting pregnant.
The report has stated that the girl belonged to the Wayuu tribe, which can be exempt from Colombian law in some cases.
Experts say this is not something new for a member of the Wayuu tribe and the problem is growing.
“We’ve already seen similar cases of Wayuu girls,” Efraín Pacheco Casadiego, director of the hospital where the girl gave birth, told RCN La Radio noticias.
“At a time when they should be playing with dolls, they go to having to take care of a baby. It’s shocking.”