In 1939 This 5-Year-Old Became The Youngest Mother Ever, And Even Now She Won’t Reveal The Truth

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Why? Because Lina was, in fact, in the final stages of pregnancy. Indeed, she appeared to be around seven months gone, so Dr. Lozada moved her to specialists in a Lima hospital to confirm the diagnosis. Here, the news was corroborated: Lina, a five-year-old girl, was pregnant.

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But how was this even possible? It sounds unbelievable to us today that a child of such a young age could get pregnant and carry a baby. By way of explanation, as it later turned out, Lina was found to be living with a condition called “precocious puberty.”

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