A person who gives life to this world, which is a mother, can be called a very noble position. Everyone in the world respects it. Because a mother gives life to this world. The female side was created by God for motherhood that gives birth to lifespan. When a married woman becomes a mother, society calls that couple a very lucky couple. But in the society, there are also women who are married but do not get to be a mother.

Those women are always very anxious. Because society also responds to it in some way. “She is an unfortunate woman, she is a sinner, and because of her, her married husband will have to pay for those sins.” In that manner, society is simply putting some pressure on her. Sometimes it also causes the separation of a couple in love. But today we bring you a story of a mother who was criticized by society for being a mother, even though she was a mother. She was a five-year-old little girl who still had no idea about the world. Her name was Lina Medina.

Lena Medina lives in Ticrapo, Castrovirreyna Province, Peru (September 27, 1933). Her parents were Tiburello Medina and Victoria Lucia, and Lena was one of the nine children in the family.

The whole world was talking about her because she became the youngest confirmed mother in history. Based on a medical assessment of her pregnancy, she was less than five years old when she became pregnant. She is believed to be the youngest person to document puberty.

In 1939, Lina Medina of Peru gave birth to a baby boy at the age of five, and she has been the youngest mother in world history ever since. The mystery is that the father of this child has not been revealed until today.

In the early spring of 1938, while Medina was spending her fifth year playing, her parents noticed that her daughter’s stomach was getting bigger. Fearing of a tumor, her parents immediately referred her to a doctor.

The doctors also initially thought she had a tumor, but later they determined she was in the seventh month of pregnancy. Dr. Gerardo Losada took her to Lima to confirm by other specialists that she was pregnant.

On July 16, 1939, the Peruvian Obstetricians and Gynecologists Association requested that she has to be taken to a national maternity hospital. Not only her parents but also the doctor was shocked by the tests. That was after this little Medina was confirmed to be seven months pregnant.

Photos of Medina when she was pregnant
Picture: Photos of Medina when she was pregnant

One and a half months after the initial diagnosis, little Medina gave birth to a boy by cesarean section. I think you can imagine the reason for having a cesarean section. That’s because Medina’s pelvic bones didn’t grow as much as a woman’s. She was 5 years, 7 months, and 21 days old, the youngest person in the history of childbirth. Her small pelvis was needed to have the cesarean section. The surgery was performed by Losada and Dr. Busalle, who administered anesthesia. Doctors found that she already had full mature genitals from puberty.

Medina’s son weighed 2.7 kilograms (6.0 lb; 0.43) at birth. Medina named her baby Gerardo, after her doctor.

Photos of little Lina Medina with her doctor and nurse at the hospital after giving birth. In the photo above,her baby Gerardo is next to her and her doctor
Picture: Photos of little Lina Medina with her doctor and nurse at the hospital after giving birth. In the photo above, her baby Gerardo is next to her and her doctor

Legal action was being taken about this incident. Pediatricians as well as lawyers were amazed at how she got pregnant. The event spread around the world, and her family became very famous.

little Medina’s pregnancy was a traumatic event for everyone and one that pediatricians could not solve.

The idea put forward was that Medina had a rare genetic condition. Which causes the body of a child to quickly transform into the body of an adult.

Medina with her baby
Picture: Medina with her baby

Boys with this condition often have a deeper voice, larger genitals, and hair. Breast augmentation occurs in girls. This affects only one in 10,000 children. The reason for this has not been identified and it has been found that having sex at a young age accelerates the onset of pre-puberty.

Medina’s condition is said to have started when she was about eight months, and her menstruation may have taken place at about three years.

But Medina’s pregnancy was questionable, she never said who the father of the child was, and she did not seem to know enough to know so much. When doctors searched for the cause of the pregnancy, the media and reporters searched for the father of the mysterious child.

Medina with her baby
Picture: Medina with her baby

Medina’s father was arrested on suspicion of this but was released due to a lack of evidence. Police also arrested her own brother, a mentally ill man. However, he was acquitted due to his conduct and lack of evidence. It is speculated that the incident may have happened at a party in her village. But none of this has been proven. This is still a mystery.

As the incident spread around the world, Medina and her family began to live a secret life, refusing to appear in the media for any money. Although some say this is a fabricated story, medical reports have ruled out that view.

In the early days, Medina was like a sister to her baby. This child initially thought she was his sister, but at age 10 he was told the truth by his parents. However, it is said that Medina fell in love with her own as any normal mother did. This is a good example of how a mother can feel her affection towards the child, no matter how problematic society may be.

At the top is Raul Jurado, the man who eventually married Medina, and below is a photo she took in her old age.
Picture: At the top is Raul Jurado, the man who eventually married Medina, and below is a photo she took in her old age.

Lena Medina is currently alive and she is turning 87 years old. Her son Gerardo also grew up healthy. But he died in 1979 at the age of 40 from a bone marrow disease.

I think you may have some questions or information about the mystery in this article. Don’t forget to comment on them below. Because your information can help solve someone else’s problem.


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