Who Was the Youngest Mother in the World?


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Lina Medina, from Lima, Peru, is the world's youngest mother, according to an article from "The Telegraph." Medina gave birth by Caesarean section when she was 5 years, 7 months and 21 days old in May 1939. The identity of the biological father has never been confirmed.

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According to Jose Sandoval, author of "Mother Aged 5," Medina got her first menstrual period when she was 2 and a half years old and became pregnant at 4 years and 8 months. The pregnancy was originally mistaken for an abdominal tumor. When physicians examined her, they found that her sexual organs were already fully matured.

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