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Posted by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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9-year-old gives birth to baby girl in Mexico

A 9-year-old girl named Dafne from Jalisco, Mexico, delivered a baby girl by C-Section in January.
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Published: Feb. 6, 2013 at 4:44 PM
By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com

 A 9-year-old Mexican girl gave birth via Cesarean section to a baby in January as a search continues for the 17-year-old father of the child.

The young mother, who's name is reportedly Dafne, gave birth on January 27 in a Jalisco hospital near Guadalajara, reported ABC News.

Dafne and her child are both healthy and recovering at home, said Dr. Enrique Rabago, director of Zoquipan Hospital, at a press conference Wednesday. Doctors decided to perform a C-Section, Rabago said, "due to her young age and the fact that her body was not ready to give birth."

According to the Jalisco State Prosecutor's office, Dafne described her relationship with the child's father as loving but was unwilling to release any further information.

"Due to her young age, we don't know if she's being entirely truthful," said Lino Ginzalez Corona, a spokesperson for the prosecutor's office. "She did not realize that she was pregnant until the seventh month."

Corona also said, according to Dafne's account, the child's father suggested she and the baby move in with him, but he left town when she refused.

The office is "still open to the possibility of rape or child abuse," Corona said.

Dafne is one of 11 children from a family living in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, 25 miles south of Guadalajara.

While giving birth at such a young age is obviously unusual, it is not impossible. The age when girls start menstruating is dropping--although the average is still about 12--and even lower among Hispanic girls. Pregnancy can occur before a girl ever gets her first period, since the bleeding occurs at the end of the menstrual cycle after ovulation.

The youngest known biological birth was by a girl of 5 years, 7 months, who had a condition called precocious puberty--when the hormone glands kick in very soon after birth--in Peru in 1939.



Read more: http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/02/06/9-year-old-gives-birth-to-baby-girl-in-Mexico/6531360186091/#ixzz2K9zIftGy

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Life.Happens
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 5:22 PM

*shakes head* I just read this a few minutes ago...

angieluvsolivia
by Angie on Feb. 6, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Sick.....

Gabbysmom615
by Kira on Feb. 6, 2013 at 5:39 PM

 why wasnt that child at home so that wouldnt have happened

jconney80
by Platinum Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM
Ugh
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crabbyD
by Silver Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 5:54 PM
Speechless...
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bether89
by Ruby Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

  That poor little girl and her baby.

MamaMandee
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

I read this and I was sickin and sadden!

critter_boo
by Sarah on Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM
Sad very sad
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SassyWildflower
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:16 PM

i am disgusted.

Hottmomma607
by Trica on Feb. 6, 2013 at 6:17 PM
Just sick!! *smh*
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