Published on 08 Feb 2013 | over 4 years ago
A 9-year-old gives birth in Mexico.
In a shocking report, a nine-year-old girl has recently given birth, via C-section in Mexico.
The female's daughter was born on January 27. The father of the newborn is reportedly a 17-year-old, who left the area several months back.
Although both mother and child are reported to be healthy and have been released from the hospital, law enforcement authorities are actively searching for the teenage dad. A spokesperson at the Prosecutor's Office claims that they are investigating a case of possible rape or sex abuse, but the 9-year-old new mother stated that they were in a loving relationship.
According to hospital personnel, the young girl will have extensive follow-up care due to her age. She will also have to undergo mental and psychological evaluations.
Last year, a 10-year-old Columbian girl gave birth to a 5-pound baby. She arrived at the hospital scared and screaming in pain.
That was first time she received any medical care during her pregnancy. The young mother belonged to an indigenous tribe in northern Columbia.
Law enforcement officers worked to address potential charges against the father while still showing respect to the tribe's own set of laws.