A 10-year-old girl in Colombia has given birth to a girl.
Univision’s Primer Impacto reports that she delivered a healthy 5 pound daughter by cesarean section.
C-section deliveries aren’t unusual for such young mothers.
“The baby’s head needs to come through a bony outlet. But in a young girl, the pelvis may not be ready or big enough to deliver a baby,” said Dr. Kimberly Gecsi, an OB/GYN at UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland in an ABC article .
The new mom is a member of the Wayuu people, a indigenous tribe from northern Colombia. The age of the father is not known.
In an interview with RC La Radio noticias a director from the hospital where the girl gave birth said that they had seen several cases of pregnancies in Wayuu girls.
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