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Ever hear of a 5 year old getting pregnant?

sick IMO. very sad too... =(

http://www.snopes.com/pregnant/medina.asp

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Mar. 28, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • lol im sure thats fake
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • no i havent but isnt snopes a tabloid? according to tabloids there is a bat boy and a woman that has been pregnant for 6 years .
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • really? i thought they were quite reputable at discerning fact from fiction?

    anywho.. other linksies

    http://panachereport.com/channels/more%20short%20stories/5yearoldmom.htm

    http://www.oddee.com/item_90966.aspx

    http://photosthatchangedtheworld.com/5-year-old-mother/

    idk.. i know it doesn't really help to show the same photo over and over.. but.. yea..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • NO, snopes isn't a tabloid...they check news stories for accuracy.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:21 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • **OP HERE**

    that's what i thought... thank you for that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • Bogus, she needs her period.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • i cant remember what i was looking up, but i saw that too. it's so sad
    wesleys_mama

    Answer by wesleys_mama at 2:38 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • everyone is different. although rare, some girls can have their period as early as 7 or younger.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:47 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • Yes it is true. I read a few articles about a young girl in Africa. She had a rare disease that starts a girls period very early in life, as young as 2. This girl had the disease and then was kidnapped, molestated and raped. The parents got her back about a month later and a few monthes down the road as her stomach grew her parents thought she had a tumor and began taking her to doctors. When they finally concluded she was pregnant they did an emergency c section and they both survived. Her parents are now raising the baby as her younger sibling.
    imamommmmyyy

    Answer by imamommmmyyy at 2:53 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • This actually happened in 1939. The 5 year old, Peruvian girl Lina Medina, had a rare pituitary gland disorder that caused her to begin menstruating and developing breasts at the age of 3. At age 5, she was raped, allegedly by her father (though they never really found out who did it and obviously DNA testing did not exist at that time), and became pregnant. She gave birth to a baby boy, via c-section, on May 14, 1939.

    HappyGrl06

    Answer by HappyGrl06 at 2:53 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

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