List of youngest birth mothers

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This is a list of known biological mothers under 11 years of age.

Age 5[edit]

Date Mother Age of mother Father Country Description
1939-05-14 May 14, 1939 Lina Medina 5 years,
7 months
Unknown Peru  Peru Lina Medina, from the Ticrapo District of Peru, gave birth by cesarean section in Lima at age 5 12. The infant was a 2.64 kg (5.8 lb), 47.5 cm (18.7 in) boy named Gerardo. Medina's parents, who assumed their daughter had a tumor, took her to a hospital in late March, where she then was found to be 7 months pregnant. By interrogating her parents, the doctors understood that Medina had entered into precocious puberty (when hormone glands are activated earlier than normal) very early after her birth.[1][2][3][4][5] Although Medina's father was arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse, he was later released due to lack of evidence, and the baby's biological father was never identified.[1][4]

Age 6[edit]

Date Mother Age of mother Father Country Description
1934-08-19 August 19, 1934 Gryshchenko, Yelizaveta "Liza"Yelizaveta "Liza" Gryshchenko
(Елизавета "Лиза" Грищенко)
6 years Her 70-year-old grandfather Soviet Union  Soviet Union
(now  Ukraine)
Yelizaveta "Liza" Gryshchenko was 5 years old when her 70-year-old maternal grandfather raped her. She had her 6th birthday several days before giving birth. Gryshchenko's parents did not want the obstetricians to perform a cesarean section, as it was considered dangerous at the time. She gave birth in Kharkov, Ukraine. She gave birth with the aid of forceps and retractors. The 3 kg (6.6 lb), 52 cm (20 in) infant girl died during labor due to an early placental tear; she had been born at full term and apparently of good constitution, and, according to doctors, would have survived if she had been extracted more quickly, reanimated, and oxygenated. After the incident, the family immigrated to Vladivostok, taking the girl's grandfather with them.[6]
1932-06-07 June 7, 1932 H. 6 years,
7 months
Unknown British Raj  India
(now  India)
The 6-year-old known only as "H." gave birth by cesarean section to a girl weighing 4.19 lb (1.90 kg) at Victoria Zanana Hospital in Delhi. She was initially admitted for what was thought to be an abdominal tumor, as she complained of localized pain in her lower abdomen. Her father said she was 7, but civic records gave her birth date as October 11, 1925, making her 6 years and 7 months old at the time of labor. She had never menstruated and her breasts were still far from being fully developed, yet she was able to breastfeed her child for 9 months.[7]

Age 8[edit]

Date Mother Age of mother Father Country Description
1759-12-05 December 5, 1759 Mummenthaler, AnnaAnna Mummenthaler 8 years,
9 months
A relative of her parents Switzerland  Old Swiss Confederacy
(now  Switzerland)
Anna Mummenthaler of Lauperswil, Canton of Bern gave birth to a stillborn girl when she was 8 years old.[8]
1884-12-00 December 1884 Mum-Zi 8 years,
4 months
Chief Akkiri Nigeria  Nigeria Mum-Zi was a member of Chief Akkiri's harem on the island of Calabar. Her daughter also gave birth extremely early, making Mum-Zi a grandmother at age 17.[9][10]
1893-08-00 August 1893 Zi 8 years,
8 months
A relative or familiar of Chief Akkiri Nigeria  Nigeria Zi, Mum-Zi's daughter, became a mother at the age of 8 years 8 months.[9][10]
1933-08-00 August 1933 Unidentified 8 years Her husband[note 1] India  India An unidentified 8-year-old girl in Kashmir reportedly died in labor along with her child. The girl's mother, a destitute widow, said she had been forced to accept an offer of marriage for her daughter.[11]
1936-09-13 September 13, 1936 Acuña, GriseldinaGriseldina Acuña 8 years,
2 months
A family friend Colombia  Colombia Griseldina Acuña of San Zenón, Magdalena Department, gave birth to a boy weighing 5 lb (2.3 kg). She was reported to have begun menstruating at age 3.[12]
1957-12-02 December 2, 1957 Trujillo, HildaHilda Trujillo 8 years,
7 months
Her 22-year-old cousin Peru  Peru Hilda Trujillo gave birth to a girl named María del Rosario, who was over 6 lb (2.7 kg), at a hospital in Lima.[1] Contrary to what was reported in Time on December 16, 1957 and many other sources, she was not 9 years old, but rather one year younger.[13] The rapist was a 22-year-old cousin who had been staying in her family's one-room residence. He was later arrested.
1993-01-12 January 12, 1993 Guadalupe Morales, ZulmaZulma Guadalupe Morales 8 years Her uncle Mexico  Mexico Zulma Guadalupe Morales, age 8. Her uncle raped her.[14] She gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 7.04 lb (3.19 kg) at a hospital in Guadalajara, Jalisco.[15]
2000-04-00 April 2000 Anna "Anya"
Анна "Аня"
8 years,
7 months
Her 13-year-old neighbor Russia  Russia
(state
 Chechnya)
Anya reached puberty at 7. A 13-year-old neighbor raped her. She gave birth in Rostov-on-Don to a girl.[16]
2004-10-11 October 11, 2004 Unidentified 8 years,
5 months
The 32-year-old employee of the neighborhood pharmacy Colombia  Colombia An unidentified girl's pregnancy was revealed by a policeman who became suspicious in early September 2004 when he noticed the girl's swollen abdomen and thought she was a drug smuggler. After the girl had X-rays done, the officer told her mother that the girl was pregnant; the hospital confirmed she was at her 32nd week of pregnancy. The girl revealed that when she had gone to a pharmacy in Ciudad Bolívar, to fetch her sick mother's medicine, an employee there raped her. She gave birth at the Meissen Hospital.[17]

Age 9[edit]

Date Mother Age of mother Father Country Description
1881-03-00 March 1881 Unidentified 9 years,
7 months
A close relative United Kingdom  UK Henry Dodd of Rillington, Yorkshire reportedly delivered a baby weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) to a nine-year-old girl in 1881. The baby was stated to have only three toes on its left foot and to have died of convulsions sometime after birth. The girl reportedly began menstruating at twelve months old.[18][19]
1908-03-16 March 16, 1908 P., EstelleEstelle P. 9 years Father United States  USA Dr. V. I. Pittman of Cadaretta, Mississippi reported to have delivered a boy weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) to nine-year-old Estelle P.[20][21]
1957-08-28 August 28, 1957 Unidentified 9 years,
5 months
Unknown United States  USA A girl gave birth to a premature boy weighing 2.5 lb (1.1 kg) at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.[22]
1966-03-28 March 28, 1966 Unidentified 9 years Unknown South Africa  South Africa A nine-year-old from Brakpan, South Africa gave birth by cesarean section to a baby at a hospital 30 miles (48 km) east of Johannesburg.[23]
1967-10-18 October 18, 1967 Allende, María EulaliaMaría Eulalia Allende 9 years Ernesto Allende, her cousin in his early 20s Argentina  Argentina María Eulalia Allende, from a village in northern Córdoba Province, gave birth to a boy weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) at a hospital in the city of Córdoba.[24][25] Ernesto Allende, both her cousin and the alleged father, disappeared two months before the birth and was sought by police.
1968-12-05 December 5, 1968 Unidentified 9 years A farm boy from her village Argentina  Argentina A girl from Cachari gave birth to a baby weighing 5 lb (2.3 kg) at a hospital in Azul, Buenos Aires Province.[26] The young father reportedly offered to marry the girl, but her parents refused to give their consent.
1971-06-11 June 11, 1971 Unidentified 9 years Her father was reportedly sought by police Peru  Peru A 9-year-old girl from the El Porvenir neighborhood of Lima gave birth to a boy weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) at a hospital in the same city.[27]
1980-07-10 July 10, 1980 Xoagus, VenesiaVenesia Xoagus 9 years Unknown Namibia  Namibia Venesia Xoagus, a Damara girl, gave birth by cesarean section to a healthy 3 kg (6.6 lb) boy at a hospital in Otjiwarongo.[28][29][30]
1986-03-25 March 25, 1986 Mascarenhas, Maria Eliane JesusMaria Eliane Jesus Mascarenhas 9 years,
5 months
Cosme Primo dos Santos, her 16-year-old nephew by adoption Brazil  Brazil Maria Eliane Jesus Mascarenhas, an orphaned girl adopted by rural farm workers after her mother died in childbirth, gave birth by cesarean section to a 7 lb (3.2 kg) girl named Diane in Jequié.[31][32]
1986-04-00 April 1986 Unidentified 9 years Unknown Kenya  Kenya An unidentified girl delivered a daughter at Kenyatta Hospital in Nairobi.[33]
1990-03-12 March 12, 1990 Unidentified 9 years Unknown Turkey  Turkey A 9-year-old girl gave birth by cesarean section to a boy at a clinic in Afyonkarahisar.[34] According to the surgeon who assisted the birth, Dr. Mehmet Telek, the mother is officially 9 years old ″but, in our opinion, in fact she is a few years older than that.″[35]
1994-11-00 November 1994 Mafi, LeylaLeyla Mafi 9 years A man who paid her parents to rape her, possibly a relative Iran  Iran According to information gathered by Amnesty International Leyla Mafi, from Arak, Iran, had been prostituted by her mother starting from the age of 8. Leyla M. had a developmental delay (at the age of 19 she was assessed to have a mental age of 8 years old). Among the men who paid to rape the disabled child were several male relatives.[36] She had three children, the first at the of age 9 and then twins at age 14.[37] At age 19, she was condemned and faced the death penalty for the "moral offenses" of debauchery, incest, and illegitimate motherhood. Lawyer Shadi Sadr intervened on her behalf, and her sentence was reduced to public beating and imprisonment. After 2006, Ms. M was sent to a rehabilitation center and eventually came to reside in an apartment with a caretaker.[38][39]
2001-02-26 February 26, 2001 Janmuk, WanwisaWanwisa Janmuk
(วันวิสาข์)
9 years Her 27-year-old husband[note 2] Thailand  Thailand Wanwisa Janmuk, married at 8, gave birth to a girl when she was 9 at a hospital in Phetchabun.[40]
2003-04-01 April 1, 2003 María 9 years,
3 months
Her stepfather (allegedly) El Salvador  El Salvador María, from Candelaria de la Frontera, gave birth by cesarean section to a boy she named José Manuel. María stated that her stepfather repeatedly raped her, and that he had impregnated her.[41][42]
2004-03-01 March 1, 2004 Unidentified 9 years A student at her school Singapore  Singapore A Singaporean girl gave birth to a boy after a fellow student at her school impregnated her. Her mother initially thought she had a urinary tract infection, but upon taking her to the doctor, learned she was already six months pregnant. The baby was placed up for adoption.[43]
2004-12-25 December 25, 2004 Unidentified 9 years,
11 months
A teenager in her neighborhood Colombia  Colombia A girl from Medellin, Antioquia, born in early January 1995, gave birth to a premature baby by cesarean section on Christmas Day 2004, at 9 years and 11 months. She had been described[by whom?] as flippant and disobedient, sleeping out regularly and hanging around the streets in bad company[editorializing]. She left school after only three years, much to the dismay of her 36-year-old mother. The girl became pregnant by a neighborhood teen whose identity she swore to protect. She again fell pregnant at the age of 10 12, this time by a man in his forties who had helped the 10-year-old in her early motherhood. On February 10, 2006, she gave birth to her second child at the age of 11 years and 1 month. Social services and her mother considered it preferable to place her in a home for teen mothers, where she would be supervised and monitored until age 18.[44][45]
2005-12-00 December 2005 Unidentified 9 years Emmanuel Mbazumutima, the family's houseboy Rwanda  Rwanda An unidentified girl became pregnant after her parents' houseboy raped her. She gave birth to a boy by cesarean section at a hospital in Butare, Rwanda. The girl underwent breast development at age six and menarche at age eight.[46]
2006-07-07 July 7, 2006 Unidentified 9 years Unknown Brazil Brazil A girl of the Apurinã, an indigenous people from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, gave birth to a girl weighing nearly 2.2 kg (4.9 lb) by cesarean section at a hospital in Manaus.[47][48]
2006-12-02 December 2, 2006 V. T., NuviaNuvia V. T. 9 years Avilio Arostica Berrospi, her 28-year-old cousin[49] Peru  Peru A girl from Huánuco, Peru gave birth to a 2.5 kg (5.5 lb), 47 cm (19 in) boy via cesarean at a hospital in Lima on her ninth birthday.[50][51] She became pregnant after two of her cousins raped her. One rapist was 17 years old and the other was 28; Avilio, 28, was identified as the father using DNA testing.[52]
2007-03-20 March 20, 2007 Unidentified 9 years Unknown Philippines  Philippines The local media reported that a 9-year-old gave birth in Barangaly Turo, Bocaue, just one week before an 11-year old gave birth in the same district.[53]
2007-05-03 May 3, 2007 Unidentified 9 years,
8 months
Andrés Gabriel Gabriel, her 57-year-old father Honduras  Honduras In La Esperanza, the daughter of Andrés Gabriel Gabriel and María Valentina Lorenzo became pregnant at age 9. Her father began sexually abusing her when she was 6. Upon discovering the pregnancy, Lorenzo tried to persuade her to tell to the authorities that she was 13 years old rather than 9 12, and that her father was actually her stepfather. The young girl gave birth to a daughter by cesarean section in Tegucigalpa.[54]
2008-07-27 July 27, 2008 Unidentified 9 years,
8 months
Alexis Rigoberto Morazán Raudales, her 32-year-old stepfather Honduras  Honduras In San Pedro Sula a 32-year-old man repeatedly raped his stepdaughter, starting when she was 8 years old. She became pregnant in December 2007, shortly after her ninth birthday. In early June, the girl was hospitalized for nausea and vomiting, and doctors were surprised to find she was 6 months pregnant. She gave birth to a son in late July 2008.[55] The stepfather was arrested and the mother is being sought.[timeframe?] Police claim that she knew that Morazán Raudales raped her daughter, but did nothing to prevent it, instead threatening the girl. The girl was placed in care[clarification needed] with her baby.
2008-11-00November 2008 Unidentified 9 years Her 31-year-old neighbor who regularly accompanied her to school Colombia  Colombia A girl from the countryside surrounding Bucaramanga, Colombia, gave birth to a boy in mid-November 2008 via cesarean section at age 9. A doctor from the Child Welfare' Health Department had discovered in mid-August that she was 5 months pregnant. The girl implicated her 31-year-old neighbor, who regularly accompanied her via deserted trails to her rural school where she was in 5th grade. She stated that, in mid-March, he had thrown her to the ground in the forest and raped her.[56]
2010-01-27 January 27, 2010 Unidentified 9 years Unknown, though her father is suspected of raping her China  China A girl from Songyuan, China gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 6 lb (2.7 kg) at a hospital in Changchun. Circumstances surrounding the girl's pregnancy are not clearly known, and her parents sought legal help once it was discovered.[57][58][59]
2010-05-15 May 15, 2010 Unidentified 9 years A 14-year-old neighbor Malaysia  Malaysia
A 9-year-old Chinese girl from Penang, Malaysia gave birth to a healthy boy. No police report was made by the parents, who knew that the father was their 14-year-old neighbor whom their daughter loved.[60][61]
2010-10-01 October 1, 2010 G., F. ("Zeina")F. ("Zeina") G. 9 years,
11 months
S.D., the uncle of her grandmother's tenant Senegal  Senegal An orphan girl "Zeina" was from neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal, and brought up by her grandmother. The grandmother had a tenant. The tenant's uncle, nearly 60 years old, raped the orphan girl. Noting the absence of her menstruations and her weight gain, her grandmother and her aunt became aware of her pregnancy in June, when she was 5 months pregnant. Zeina gave birth by cesarean section at the Grand Yoff Hospital,[62] to a daughter she rejected and refused to breastfeed.[63]
2013-01-13 January 27, 2013 Dafne 9 years Unidentified Mexico  Mexico Dr. Enrique Rabago, director of the Zoquipan Hospital, reported the girl and baby daughter were healthy and had returned home after receiving a Caesarean section. Dafne is one of 11 children and lives in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos. The 17-year-old father and Dafne were dating. A search for the baby’s 17-year-old father, who may be criminally charged for having a sexual relationship with the young girl, was underway.[64] She was reportedly sterilized shortly after the birth.[65] However, questions have emerged about her true age, as she appeared to be around 15. The father may have been Dafne's 44 year old step-father[66]

Age 10[edit]

Date Mother Age of mother Father Country Description
1834-04-20 April 20, 1834 Deweese, SallySally Deweese 10 years Unknown United States  USA Sally Deweese of Butler County, Kentucky was reported by Dr. D. Rowlett to have delivered a girl weighing 7.75 pounds (3.52 kg). Deweese allegedly developed breasts within weeks of birth and began menstruating at 12 months.[67]
1858-02-01 February 1, 1858 Drayton, ElizabethElizabeth Drayton 10 years,
8 months
Her aunt's nephew, reported to be 15–17 years old United States  USA Elizabeth Drayton of Taunton, Massachusetts was reported to have given birth naturally to a boy weighing 8 lb (3.6 kg) after having been in labor for two or three days.[68]
1861-00-00 1861 Unidentified 10 years,
9 months
Her husband Syria  Syria A Jewish girl from Damascus, via hereditary precocious pregnancy pre-menarche, gave birth to a daughter at 10 years and 9 months in 1861, then became a grandmother at just 21 when her child in turn gave birth at 10 years and 3 months in 1871.
1873-04-00 April 1873 Unidentified 10 years,
6 months
"A native gentleman" India  India In an account published in 1873, C. MacNamara described having been called in early spring to examine a baby boy in Calcutta, who had reportedly been born to a 10-year-old girl.[69]
1895-09-10 September 10, 1895 H., AnnieAnnie H. 10 years,
1 month
Her 56-year-old father United States  USA Annie H., born in Bland County, Virginia, gave birth to a baby weighing 5 lb (2.3 kg). As the girl had undeveloped breasts and could not produce milk, her mother, who had given birth to a child herself a few months prior, nursed the girl's baby for the week it lived. Annie H. was stated to have started menstruating regularly at age five.[70]
1905-12-13 December 13, 1905 Ellison, SallieSallie Ellison 10 years,
2 months
Unknown United States  USA Sallie Ellison gave birth to a baby weighing 8 lb (3.6 kg) at the age of 10 years, 2 months in Bristol, Virginia.[71]
1910-04-09 April 9, 1910 Epps, AnnieAnnie Epps 10 years Unknown United States  USA Annie Epps of Chicago gave birth to a girl weighing 6 lb (2.7 kg) at the county hospital in 1910.[72][73]
1922-07-30 July 30, 1922 Irwin, ElizabethElizabeth Irwin 10 years Rev. L. W. Irwin, her stepfather, charged with contributing to her delinquency[74] United States  USA Elizabeth Irwin of Hardin County, Ohio gave birth to a boy weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) in 1922.[74][75] Reverend Irwin reportedly prayed for the salvation of the jury that later convicted him.[76]
1923-02-00 February 1923 Cavender, MaryMary Cavender 10 years Willie Larue, the 26-year-old son of the girl's foster parents United States  USA Mary Cavender of Hidalgo County, Texas gave birth to a boy weighing 4.5 lb (2.0 kg) in 1923.[77][78][79] Admitting his paternity, Willie Larue was charged with having "improper relations" with Cavender and sentenced to 15 years in prison.[80]
1930-04-04 April 4, 1930 Johnson, EvilanEvilan Johnson 10 years Unknown United States  USA Evilan Johnson gave birth to a baby weighing 8 lb (3.6 kg) at a hospital in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1930.[81]
1939-10-10 October 10, 1939 Lez, María JustinaMaría Justina Lez 10 years Her boyfriend Argentina  Argentina María Justina Lez of Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina gave birth to a girl at San Roque Hospital in 1939. The child's father reportedly petitioned for the right to marry the mother, as marriage was forbidden to girls under 13 years of age.[82]
1944-01-10 January 10, 1944 Unidentified 10 years Unknown United States  USA A girl gave birth naturally to a daughter weighing 8.5 lb (3.9 kg) at a hospital in Monahans, Texas in 1944.[83][84]
1949-03-13 March 3, 1949 Unidentified 10 years Unknown United States  USA A girl gave birth to a daughter weighing 7.3 lb (3.3 kg) at a hospital in Wilmington, Delaware in 1949.[85]
1949-05-20 May 20, 1949 Unidentified 10 years,
7 months
Unknown United States  USA A girl gave birth to a boy weighing 7.8 lb (3.5 kg) at Barber Hospital in Butler, Alabama in 1949.[86]
1950-05-25 May 25, 1950 Moore, SarahSarah Moore 10 years,
7 months
Unknown United States  USA Sarah Moore gave birth prematurely to a girl in Charleston, Mississippi in 1950.[87]
1950-06-21 June 21, 1950 Unidentified 10 years Unknown United States  USA A girl gave birth to a baby boy weighing 6.5 lb (2.9 kg) at a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska in 1950.[88]
1951-07-13 July 13, 1951 Unidentified 10 years Unknown United States  USA A girl gave birth to a boy weighing 7.19 lb (3.26 kg) in Picayune, Mississippi; the girl's mother was 23 at the time.[89]
1953-06-14 June 14, 1953 Unidentified 10 years A 50-year-old man who lived in the same apartment building as her foster parents. United States  USA A girl gave birth to a daughter weighing 5.94 lb (2.69 kg) at a home for unwed mothers in Youngstown, Ohio in 1953.[90][91]
1954-11-30 November 30, 1954 Delgado Gomez, FeliciaFelicia Delgado Gomez 10 years Unknown Costa Rica  Costa Rica Felicia Delgado Gomez gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 5.75 lb (2.61 kg) at a hospital in Limón, Costa Rica, in 1954.[92][93]
1956-08-03 August 3, 1956 Unidentified 10 years Her 18-year-old brother, who was arrested United States  USA A girl from Spartanburg County, South Carolina gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 6 lb (2.7 kg) in the city of Spartanburg.[94]
1958-01-22 January 22, 1958 Unidentified 10 years Her older sister's husband, age 28, was charged[95] United States  USA A girl gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) at a hospital in San Francisco.[96]
1964-02-06 February 6, 1964 Sanchez Gonzalez, MaríaMaría Sanchez Gonzalez 10 years Unknown Mexico  Mexico María Sanchez Gonzalez of Colonia Morelos, Mexico City gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 5.5 lb (2.5 kg).[97]
1964-02-12 February 12, 1964 Unidentified 10 years,
4 months[98]
A 16-year-old boy, her foster family's son United States  USA A 10-year-old gave birth by cesarean section to a daughter weighing 5.94 lb (2.69 kg) at a hospital in Chicago.[99]
1967-09-17 September 17, 1967 Gomez Juan, HortensiaHortensia Gomez Juan 10 years Her family's neighbor for whom the girl worked as a servant; he was arrested for rape Mexico  Mexico Hortensia Gomez Juan gave birth to a boy weighing 4.44 lb (2.01 kg) in Xalapa, Mexico in 1967.[100][not in citation given]
1968-11-29 November 29, 1968 Unidentified 10 years Unknown Belgium  Belgium In 1968, a 10-year-old gave birth by cesarean section in Antwerp, Belgium.[101]
1969-07-29 July 1969 Unidentified 10 years Unknown United States  USA A girl gave birth naturally to a boy weighing 5.63 lb (2.55 kg) at Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia on July 29, 1969.[102]
1971-08-14 August 14, 1971 Fontora, MirtaMirta Fontora 10 years Unknown Argentina  Argentina Mirta Fontora, a girl from Pilar Partido, Argentina, gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 6.5 lb (2.9 kg) at a hospital in Pilar.[103][104]
1979-05-25 May 25, 1979 Unidentified 10 years Unknown United States  USA A girl age 10 gave birth six weeks premature to twin girls, both weighing 3.38 lb (1.53 kg), by induced labor at a hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is thought to have been the youngest mother of twins in U.S. history at the time.[105]
1982-07-07 July 7, 1982 Unidentified 10 years Unknown United States  USA A girl age 10 from a rural town in eastern Texas gave birth to a premature baby girl, weighing 4.5 lb (2.0 kg), at Hermann Hospital in Houston. All other details were withheld by request.[106][107]
1984-04-05 April 5, 1984 Unidentified 10 years,
8 months
The girl's uncle and the husband of one of her babysitters were both charged with molesting her United States  USA A 10-year-old gave birth naturally to a 6.25 lb (2.83 kg) baby girl in Chicago.[98][108] The girl, who had not known she was pregnant, went to St. Anthony Hospital on April 4 seeking treatment for abdominal pain, and was transferred to the high-risk maternity unit at Cook County Hospital the next day.[98] The girl's uncle and her babysitter's husband were accused of raping her: the uncle admitted to doing so six times, but the babysitter's husband denied the allegations and passed a polygraph.[109]
1996-04-05 April 5, 1996 Unidentified 10 years A neighbor Brazil  Brazil In 1996, a 10-year-old gave birth by cesarean section in Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso.[110] A neighbor raped her.
1998-07-00 July 1998 Unidentified 10 years,
5 months
Paul Narvios, the 50-year-old companion of her mother United States  USA Taking advantage of his relationship with her mother that lasted a few months between late 1997 and early 1998, Paul Narvios, 50, raped the girl 19 times when she was between 9 12 and 10 years old. She exposed him and gave birth in San Mateo County, California. Narvios was sentenced by DNA evidence on September 8, 1999 to thirty-one years in prison, including a twenty-six years security, and $40,000 fine, with prohibition with re-approaching mother, daughter, and baby.[111]
2000-09-25 September 25, 2000 Unidentified 10 years Her 28-year-old brother, who was arrested on a charge of rape Argentina  Argentina
(originally from
 Bolivia)
A girl from Bolivia gave birth to a daughter weighing 2.5 kilograms (5.5 lb) by cesarean section at a hospital in Parque Patricios. Buenos Aires.[112][113]
2002-09-23 September 23, 2002 Unidentified 10 years A 38-year-old man, the brother of the girl's mother's boyfriend, was arrested Saint Lucia  Saint Lucia A 10-year-old gave birth to a boy weighing 4 lb (1.8 kg) in Saint Lucia.[114]
2003-11-02 November 2, 2003 Goodman, SamanthaSamantha Goodman 10 years,
9 months
A schoolfriend, allegedly 10 years old, though most likely 12 Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe Samantha Goodman, 10 years old, from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, gave birth in Materdei Hospital to a 6 lb (2.7 kg) girl, who was named Courtney. When Goodman was 16, she explained in detail what had happened six years earlier: "At a party at a friend early 2003, playing hide and seek, we slipped into the family's library, where we took a book for adults and laughed on the picture of a guy with his sex in a girl's one, and we thought it would be funny that we were trying to do it... We did it! It was funny! A few months later, my mother noticed that my belly had grown enormously. Driving me so urgently to the doctor, she was shocked to discover I was pregnant. Very devout, it was out of question for her I abort... At the idea of giving birth, I was very scared, but, ultimately, it was less painful than when I broke my arm!"[115]
2003-11-13 November 13, 2003 Unidentified 10 years Unknown Peru  Peru A girl from Monzón District, Peru gave birth by cesarean section to a baby weighing over 3 kg (6.6 lb) at Hermilio Valdizán Hospital in Huánuco.[116]
2004-01-07 January 7, 2004 Unidentified 10 years The 29-year-old boyfriend of her 21-year-old sister Argentina  Argentina A 10-year-old gave birth to a baby weighing 3.22 kg (7.1 lb) in Merlo Partido, Argentina.[117]
2005-04-13 April 13, 2005 R. F., G.G. R. F. 10 years Luis Ramos Coral, her 24-year-old stepfather Chile  Chile
(originally from
 Bolivia)
A Bolivian girl living in Calama, Chile, gave birth to a boy by cesarean section at a hospital in Antofagasta. The child became pregnant after her stepfather raped her (supposedly her father, purported as in Calama)[clarification needed] at age 9. Her parents, who both came from Colchaca village in Potosí, Bolivia, were jailed.[118][119][120][121]
2005-06-27 June 27, 2005 Chelagat, GladysGladys Chelagat 10 years The approximately 60-year-old caregiver who had nurtured her since her earliest childhood Kenya  Kenya Gladys Chelagat from Kericho, Rift Valley Province gave birth to a boy weighing 6.17 lb (2.80 kg) by cesarean section at a district hospital.[122]
2005-08-28 August 28, 2005 Unidentified 10 years Unknown; her stepfather and her brother were suspected Switzerland  Switzerland
(originally from
 Cameroon)
A young girl gave birth to a daughter at a hospital in Sion, Switzerland. She had immigrated from Cameroon to Martigny, then Sierre, Switzerland, with her siblings after her mother married a Swiss citizen. A 68-year-old man who was in a relationship with the mother admitted to having molested the girl but a DNA test found that he was not the father of the girl's child.[123][124][125]
2006-04-03 April 3, 2006 Alvarado Gómez, MonserratMonserrat Alvarado Gómez 10 years,
6 months
Juan Ruelas Martínez, her family's 47-year-old neighbor Mexico  Mexico Monserrat Alvarado Gómez of Jaral del Progreso, Guanajuato born on September 16, 1995, gave birth naturally to a girl weighing 2.3 kilograms (5.1 lb) whom, she named Marisol. Ruelas Martínez, her neighbor, was sentenced to 11 12 years in prison for raping her.[126][127]
2006-04-00 April 2006 Unidentified 10 years William Edward Ronca, her 26-year-old stepfather United States  USA A young girl in Abbeville, South Carolina gave birth by cesarean section. Her 26-year-old stepfather, William Edward Ronca, raped her. The baby was placed up for adoption.[128] Ronca admitted to having molested the girl over a two-year period and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
2006-04-00 April 2006 Unidentified 10 years,
9 months
Julián Andrés H. López, the 30-year-old Colombian boyfriend of her babysitter, who was arrested Spain  Spain
(originally from
 Colombia)
A Colombian girl gave birth to a daughter in Ourense, Spain. Her mother, a widowed and destitute immigrant, worked as a prostitute in a brothel in Santiago, north of Ourense, to earn money to feed her child. While the mother was away, the girl's babysitter had her boyfriend over the house, and the boyfriend raped the girl.[129]
2006-06-14 June 14, 2006 Unidentified 10 years Unknown Brazil  Brazil In 2006, a 10-year-old gave birth by cesarean section to a baby in Marechal Deodoro, Brazil.[130]
2006-07-00 July 2006 Unidentified 10 years Her 13-year-old boyfriend Belgium  Belgium A girl from Montigny-le-Tilleul gave birth in 2006 to a child fathered by her boyfriend and schoolmate. After she had begun gaining weight, her mother put her on a diet, but when the girl visited a doctor, it was discovered that she was nine months pregnant. News of the birth did not become publicly known until 2007.[131]
2006-08-14 August 14, 2006 Unidentified 10 years,
5 months
Her father Mauritius  Mauritius A young girl, born on March 5, 1996, began menstruating at age 8. One day in November 2005, she was sick, and stayed at home with her father. On that day, he raped her. She gave birth to her daughter by cesarean section on August 14, 2006, and the father was sent to prison.[132]
2006-10-20 October 20, 2006 N. 10 years,
10 months
Francisco das Chagas, her 26-year-old boyfriend Brazil  Brazil N., daughter of Francisca Ferreira dos Santos and born on December 12, 1995, gave birth by cesarean section to a baby girl at São Camilo de Itapipoca hospital in Itapipoca, Brazil. Francisco das Chagas de Lima, her boyfriend, was also her 14-year-old sister's ex-boyfriend.[133][134]
2007-07-02 July 2, 2007 Lucila 10 years Noé Velásquez Velásquez, her parents' 65-year-old landlord Mexico  Mexico In 2007, 10-year-old Lucila of San Lorenzo Cacaotepec, Oaxaca gave birth to a boy.[135][136][137][138] Noé Velásquez Velásquez, the landlord of the house her parents rented, was jailed.
2007-11-09 November 9, 2007 "Evita" 10 years Alejandro Torres, her 22-year-old cousin Nicaragua  Nicaragua Originally from the rural island region of El Tortuguero, the poorest part of Nicaragua, 10-year-old "Evita" gave birth by cesarean section in Managua after spending two months in Bluefields. Four months earlier, her mother had summoned a campaign doctor to their farm to examine her daughter's inflated abdomen; the doctor found that she was 5 months pregnant. A few weeks later, her mother revealed to the press that Evita's 22-year-old cousin Alejandro raped Evita.[139]
2008-02-29 February 29, 2008 Rosa "Rosita" 10 years,
8 months
Carmen Aguilar, her 33-year-old stepfather Nicaragua  Nicaragua Rosa ("the other Rosita"),[note 3] born June 25, 1997 in San Miguelito, Rio San Juan Department, gave birth to a boy by cesarean section at 8 12 months of pregnancy at the Bertha Calderón Hospital in Managua. Sexually assaulted since age 8 by her stepfather Carmen, she never experienced menstruation, as she became pregnant at her first ovulation. Her stepfather would beat and whip her to subdue her. Her pregnancy was discovered by chance at 5 12 months, during a tour of rural medical for the poor in early December 2007.[140]
2008-04-28 April 28, 2008 Unidentified 10 years Guadalupe Gutierrez-Juarez, her 37-year-old stepfather United States  USA Isabel Chasearez's 10-year-old daughter, from St. Anthony, Idaho, gave birth by cesarean section to a girl weighing approximately 6 lb (2.7 kg) at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg after her mother's boyfriend raped her.[not in citation given] The man, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was jailed on one felony count of rape with impregnation; Chasearez was jailed as well for failing to provide proper prenatal care.[141][142]
2009-03-18 March 18, 2009 Unidentified 10 years Fede Datilus, a 33-year-old sex offender United States  USA
(originally from
 Haiti)
A 10-year-old Haitian girl of Lantana, Florida, became pregnant after a 33-year-old man raped her when she was 9. Her father learned of her pregnancy only when he took her to the clinic when she suffered labor contractions on March 18, 2009. The same day, she gave birth naturally to a full-term boy. Reluctantly, she exposed Datilus to investigators who interviewed her through a Haitian Creole interpreter (she spoke only little English, having arrived illegally in the U.S. only 30 months before). She confided that she had been afraid that she and her father would be deported to Haiti – a threat the rapist had used against her. Datilus was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a minor under 12 years, to which 5 years for impregnating her was added.[143]
2009-04-00 April 2009 Unidentified 10 years,
9 months
Flávio de Oliveira, her 24-year-old stepfather Brazil  Brazil A 10-year-old girl from Lagoa Grande, Minas Gerais gave birth to a boy by cesarean section in late April 2009. The director of her school learned of the girl's pregnancy on March 20 after hearing about it in playground discussions among children. The director alerted the judicial and medical-social authorities, and immediately took her to the clinic, where her condition was confirmed: the girl was almost 8 months pregnant, though it was not visible on her. That evening, she exposed her stepfather, who was arrested as he tried to escape to Gurupi in Tocantins, 470 miles (760 km) to the north, and jailed. In March 2008, he began raping her. He impregnated her in late July 2008.[144][145]
2009-06-08 June 8, 2009 Unidentified 10 years Her stepfather South Africa  South Africa A girl from Mitchell's Plain township, southeast of Cape Town became pregnant after her 21-year-old uncle raped her. She became convinced that she was in love with him and that he was the father of her child.[146] However, DNA evidence proved the father was her 25-year-old stepfather, who had raped her as well. The girl gave birth to a daughter on June 8, 2009.[citation needed]
2009-12-14 December 14, 2009 Unidentified 10 years A man in his mid-30s Jamaica  Jamaica A girl from Mountainside, Jamaica gave birth to a baby girl who died three weeks later.[147]
2010-01-04 January 4, 2010 P., M.M. P. 10 years Her 15-year-old brother Bolivia  Bolivia M.P., from El Torno, Bolivia, gave birth by cesarean section to a girl weighing 2.3 kg (5.1 lb) at the Instituto Maternológico Percy Boland in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.[148] Three of the girl's brothers raped her. They were 15, 17, and 19. The youngest one was her child's biological father.[149]
2010-05-00 May 2010 Unidentified 10 years Unknown; thought to be her second child's father, a 46-year-old mason Bolivia  Bolivia The father of a 10-year-old girl's first baby was not originally known, but when the same girl from Cabezas came back to Percy Boland Hospital, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, at age 12 to give birth again, authorities succeeded to get her to talk. They apprehended a 49-year-old mason, confirmed father of the second baby and suspected of the first. He was sentenced for rape and impregnation of a minor. It is suspected that the girl's family had allowed men to rape her in exchange for money.[150]
2010-05-00 May 2010 Ch. R., M. L.M. L. Ch. R. 10 years Her father Bolivia  Bolivia The 10-year-old, initials M. L. Ch. R., from Zanja Honda, Tarija, gave birth to a 3.5 kg (7.7 lb) girl by cesarean section at the Percy Boland Maternity after a 49-year-old mason allegedly raped her. 15 months after her first child was born, she became pregnant with a son, and claimed that the father was a young man named Armando.[151][152] After her second child was born on May 7, 2012, she disappeared, and her mother admitted that both of her daughter's children were from the daughter's biological father, who had raped his child since she was 8.[153]
2010-07-12 July 12, 2010 Unidentified 10 years,
7 months
Her 12- or 13-year-old boyfriend Russia  Russia The girl, from a village near Kazan, Russia, menstruated early and became pregnant shortly before she was 10, gave birth one month prematurely to a girl in Kazan.[154]
2010-08-19 August 19, 2010 "Camille" 10 years Her 27-year-old father Philippines  Philippines A 10-year-old girl, known in the media as "Camille", gave birth to a boy in Cotabato City. Her father, who was unemployed and often drunk, began raping her when she was 8.[155][156]
2010-10-26 October 26, 2010 Chiritescu, ElenaElena Chiritescu 10 years,
6 months
Gheorghe Mecic, her 13-year-old cousin and ex-fiance Spain  Spain
(originally from
 Romania)
Elena Chiritescu, a Romani girl, gave birth to a 6.4 lb (2.9 kg) girl named Nicoletta Narcissa at a hospital in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.[157][158][159]
2010-10-29 October 29, 2010 Unidentified 10 years Her 24-year-old distant cousin Colombia  Colombia A girl of the Wiwa people gave birth by cesarean section at San Rafael Hospital in San Juan del Cesar. In late January, the girl's mother, Sebastiana María Nieves, was absent for ten days at her sick mother's bedside. During this time, when her mother was away, a 24-year-old distant cousin raped the girl.[160]
2010-11-10 November 10, 2010 Unidentified 10 years Her father Bolivia  Bolivia A girl gave birth to a boy weighing 2.3 kg (5.1 lb) at the Percy Boland maternity ward in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.[161]
2011-01-19 January 19, 2011 A., PaulinaPaulina A. 10 years Unknown Argentina  Argentina Paulina A., a Guaraní girl from Puerto Leoni, gave birth by cesarean section to a boy weighing 3.1 kg (6.8 lb) at a hospital in Posadas. Although her personal documentation gave her age as 10, it was suspected that she was older.[162] She refused to name the baby's father, but her friends claimed it her secret 15-year-old boyfriend.
2011-10-22 October 22, 2011 Edith 10 years,
10 months
Alberto Hernández Loeza, her 28-year-old stepfather Mexico  Mexico A 10-year-old girl from the community of San Francisco Totimehuacan gave birth by cesarean section to a premature boy weighing 3.3 lb (1.5 kg) in Puebla.[163] She initially stated that the father was a "graying gringo with a sombrero";[164] however, her mother revealed during police interviews that the biological father was the girl's stepfather, who had raped her.[165]
2012-01-24 January 24, 2012 Villanueva, Laura MarinaLaura Marina Villanueva[not in citation given] 10 years,
7 months
Gaudencio Castañeda Pulido, her elder sister's 45-year-old partner Peru  Peru Laura Marina Villanueva, from Santa Marta, Peru. Her older sister's 45-year-old companion, a former soldier and her neighbor, raped the girl three times, just before her birthday on June 24. Her pregnancy was discovered in late September, at 19 weeks, by chance after she was admitted for a snake bite. The father, Gaudencio Castañeda Pulido, has been on the run when the discovery was reported in the media and continued threatening to kill the girl and her mother, Nidia Villanueva Tolentino. On January 24, 2012, she delivered a 2.21 kilograms (4.9 lb) boy by cesarean section, whom she named Justin, after singer Justin Bieber. Castañeda Pulido, who had previously impregnated the girl's then-15-year-old sister, was sentenced to 35 years in jail.[166][167]
2012-03-29 March 29, 2012 Unidentified 10 years Unknown; a 15-year-old associate of the girl is suspected Colombia  Colombia A girl of the Wayuu people gave birth to a 2.6 kg (5.7 lb), 47 cm (19 in) girl by cesarean section at a clinic in Riohacha. She rejected her daughter and refused to breastfeed her.[168][169][170][171][172]
2012-05-00 May 2012 Unidentified 10 years,
9 months
Antônio Lisboa Filho, her 28-year-old father Brazil  Brazil In late December 2011, Antônio Lisboa Filho, age 28, discovered that his ten-and-a-half-year-old daughter, whom he had been raping regularly since she was eight, was 4 months pregnant. He fled from Coroatá, Maranhão with his wife Maria Alves Conceição and their other children, abandoning the girl with her maternal grandmother. Francisca Maria Conceição, the grandmother, alerted authorities of the rape and the parents' subsequent escape. As the pregnancy had advanced past the legal cut-off date for abortions, the girl delivered the baby via cesarean section in early May 2012, a month before term.[173] According to police testimony, the man is also suspected of raping the girl's 8-year-old sister.[174]
2012-05-11 May 11, 2012 Unidentified 10 years,
11 months
Her 15-year-old distant cousin Argentina  Argentina The girl, from San Miguel, Argentina, was admitted to the Vidal hospital in Corrientes in early March 2012 after complaining of stomach pains and a swollen stomach. After an ultrasound the doctors realized that she was 26 weeks pregnant. The young girl stated that a 15-year-old distant cousin raped her in late August 2011. He has since been prosecuted. She gave birth one month before term by cesarean section to a 2.420 kg (5.34 lb), 45 cm (18 in) girl, who was named Tatiana and placed in an incubator and on a drip-feed.[175]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Girls in India could customarily be married after reaching puberty.
  2. ^ Thai law allows for the marriage of minors arranged by their parents.
  3. ^ Rosa had been dubbed "the other Rosita" by the press in reference to the famous Rosa V. Reyes Fletes, another young Nicaraguan girl, born in late August 1993, who lived with her family in Costa Rica. In early 2003, she aborted her pregnancy at age 9 12; it was done illegally, as her country prohibited abortion. Her case was later the subject of a documentary by American filmmakers Barbara Attie and Jane Goldwater.

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