Many would have thought that it is biologically impossible but a 9-year-old has given birth after becoming pregnant at 8-years-old.
9-year-old Dafne (last name witheld) gave birth to a baby girl in Jalisco state, Mexico. She got pregnant when she was only 8 years old.
The father of the baby is a 17-year-old who police is still looking for after he ran away from the village where he and the family of Dafne live.
Jorge Villasenor, with the state prosecutors’ office, said: “We are looking for the young man to get his story because she does not understand what has happened. “This is a rape or child sex abuse case.”
The baby was born on January 27 in Zoquipan Hospital, weighing 5.7lbs.
Mother and daughter have been released and are doing well, but due to Daphne’s age the hospital said it would have to do extensive follow-up sessions.
Last year a 10-year-old girl in Colombia gave birth to a baby girl.
The girl – from the Colombian Wayuu tribe – appeared at a hospital when she was 39 weeks pregnant suffering contractions.
Giving birth at such a young age is said to be typical of Wayuu customs.