Lina Medina-youngest mother in the world

Last night while watching the news TV Patrol at ABS CBN, i was amazed by Kim Atienza’s trivia about the youngest mother in the world named Lina Medina. I heard she’s only 5 years old when she gave birth to a baby boy. I wonder how did it happen?

Out of curiosity I google Lina Medina and here’s what I’ve learned about her.

Lina Medina, was born on September 27, 1933 in the small Peruvian village of Paurange. Lina Medina’s parents thought their 5-year-old daughter had a huge abdominal tumor and when shamans in their remote village in Peru’s Andes could find no cure, her father carried her to a hospital. Just over a month later, she gave birth to a boy.

As a result of a disorder known as precocious puberty, Lina gave birth through a caesarian operation (Dr. Lozada and Busalleu, operators, Dr. Colretta, anesthesiologist) on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1939. She was only 5 years 8 months old. Born at full term at Lima’s maternity clinic, the child weighing 2.7 kg was well formed and in good health. Child and mother were able to leave the clinic after only a few days.
Her case was reported in detail by Dr. Edmundo Escomel to La Presse Medicale, along with the additional details that the little mother begun menstruating at 8 months of age (or 2 1/2 according to a different article), and that she had had prominent breast development by the age of 4. By age 5 her figure displayed pelvic widening and advanced bone maturation.

Lina Medina’s son was named Gerardo after her doctor and the boy was raised believing that Lina was his sister, but found out at the age of ten that she was his mother. He grew up healthy but died in 1979 at the age of 40 of a disease of the bone marrow.

I’m sure like me you’re also curious who’s the father of Lina’s son. Well Lina never revealed the identity of the father. Many believed her father had molested her and got her pregnant. He was arrested, but because of lack of evidence, the case was dropped.

Lina got married to Raúl Jurado in 1972 and had a second child 33 years after she gave birth to Gerardo. Lina’s second son currently lives in Mexico.

Others believe the story was a hoaxed but the doctors proved it’s true through Lina’s medical records. There are two published photographs documenting the case. Below are photos of Lina Medina with Dr. Lozada and her 11 month baby.

Now we know who’s the youngest mother in the world, how about the oldest mother do you have any idea? I guess I’ll do another research on that, but I have to search for some discount blinds first, so watch out for it. Have a great day! 🙂

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4 Responses to “Lina Medina-youngest mother in the world”

  1. anne says:

    its scary though if it was true that her father touched her with that age, my GOD that father should be condemn.

  2. rosilie says:

    I had seen this story together with that 13-year old kid who is already a father. It could be very strange that she had given birth at age 5. But, I am also wondering who could be the father.

    Best wishes to you! Thanks for this full story on the girl

  3. pinaymom says:

    Thank you girls for dropping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂

  4. rosetta says:

    DANg tHat iz jUst s0 cRazy I didn’t eVeN tHiNk tHat c0uld hAPPEn t0 sUCh a lil gUrl!!