Lina Medina, the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, 1939

Lina Medina was born in Ticarapo, Peru in 1933. At the age of five, Lena was brought to the hospital by her parents, who complained of excessive abdominal enlargement.

The girl's parents initially thought their daughter was suffering from a large abdominal tumor, but after being examined by doctors in Pisco, Peru, they found that she was seven months pregnant.

Dr. Geraldo Lozada became Lina's attending physician, taking the matter completely into her own hands. Dr. Lozada took Lina to a more advanced hospital in Lima to confirm the pregnancy diagnosis.

The diagnosis was confirmed. Lena was born with a rare condition called "precocious puberty". Precocious puberty is basically the early onset of sexual development.

Most girls begin to experience puberty around the age of ten (boys usually start a little later, around age 11 or 12). Lena experienced her first period at the age of two and a half or three years. By the age of four, her breasts were fully developed. Within five years, her body displayed pelvic widening and advanced bone maturation.

Lina Medina officially became the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five, seven months and 21 days. She gave birth to a boy on May 14, 1939, by caesarean section, which was necessary for her small pelvis. The surgery was performed by Lozada and Dr. Busaleau, with Dr. Coleretta providing anesthesia.

The baby, weighing 2,700 g (6 lb), was well healthy, and was named Gerardo after the doctor who delivered him. The child and mother were able to leave the clinic after just a few days.

As might be expected, sexual abuse was immediately considered. Lena's father was arrested on charges of rape and incest. He was released for lack of evidence. Lina Medina never revealed who the real father of her child is, or the circumstances surrounding her impregnation.

According to a 1955 article reviewing the case: "Some have reported that celebrations were often held by Indians in Andean villages as Lena was born. These often ended in orgasms where rape was not uncommon.

Over the years, many have called her story a complete hoax, however, over the years many doctors have verified it based on biopsies, X-rays of the fetal skeleton in the uterus, and photographs taken by the doctors who looked after her. Is.

Gerardo was raised believing that Medina was his sister, but at the age of 10 it was discovered that she was his mother. He led a healthy life until 1979 when he died of bone marrow disease at the age of 40.

As a youth, Medina worked as a secretary at Dr. Lozada's Lima Clinic, which taught her and helped her son get into high school.

Medina later married Ral Jurado and had a second son in 1972, 33 years after their first. Lina Medina is alive today but refuses to be interviewed.

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