You may have heard of teen pregnancies and early parenthood . But it is not everyday that you hear true stories where children who can barely take care of themselves are seen undertaking the huge task of parenthood.
Here is a list compiled by us with real life accounts of the world’s youngest parents to have been recorde.
1. Lina Medina
In 1939 a Peruvian girl shocked the whole country when she gave birth to a baby boy . Why shocked ? She was only 5 years old . Her parents took her to a doctor when she complained about abdominal pain , where it was discovered to everyone’s horror that she was in fact 8 month pregnant . Incidentally she gave birth to a boy on Mother’s Day .
Her father was arrested by the police on suspicion of incest and rape but was later released due to a lack of evidence . The boy named , Geraldo grew up thinking that the women who gave birth to him was his sister . The truth was finally revealed to him at 10 . Geraldo led a completely healthy life until the age of 40 when he died of bone marrow disease .