The 4 year old girl who got pregnant


Usually a girl can get pregnant at twelve
or thirteen years of age after the menarche, which marks the beginning of their menstrual
period; and there are many girls who become pregnant at that age. However, there is a
girl of the past century who breaks all the standard and goes beyond this. This is Lina
Medina Vásquez, of Peruvian origin who was born in 1933. The little girl became the youngest
mother confirmed in medical history, because at only four years and eight months she got
pregnant. At first it was thought that her swollen belly
would be the result of a tumor, so her father took her to the nearest town where doctors
performed the respective exams. The diagnosis was that the girl was pregnant. Lina had begun
menstruating at two years and eight months of age, allowing her to get pregnant and have
a son, whom she named Gerardo Medina, though the boy was raised as her brother. But later,
he would learn that she was not her sister, but her mother. Lina never confessed who was
the father of her son Gerardo, who died at age 40 of a strange disease that attacked
his spine. The girl’s father was in detention for several
days on suspicion of rape. However, when he was released, suspicion fell on one of his
brothers. The unusual case has given rise to all sorts of speculation in the region
of Huancavelica and around Peru. Some even came to believe
that she was a new kind of Mary A virgin who had conceived by the Holy Spirit or by the grace of God sun.

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