If we look at the cases of early pregnancy, then most of the first known cases took place long before the “sexual revolution.” Since the introduction of sex education in our system, the actual rates of teenage pregnancies have gone down with time. Since we’re talking about early pregnancies, take a look at these young people, for instance.
The ages and stories of these young parents are sure to leave you somewhat between shock and despair. Some are cases of normal accidental pregnancies while some are cases of violating children’s right rather than poor sex education.
Youngest father – 13-year-old teenager from Britain
In 2014, a young couple who had been dating for a year became proud parents of a healthy baby girl. Their ages? The mother was 12, and the father was 13 when they were blessed with the gift of parenthood.
The apparently shocking revelation was very hard to accept for the couple’s parents but, they’ve since taken responsibility for the baby girl and somehow accepted the situation. The couple seems to be happy and very well taking care of the baby girl.
Youngest mother – Lina Vanessa Medina
Lina Medina was a five-year-old Peruvian girl who became the youngest mother and gave birth to a baby boy at the age of five. She holds the Guinness World Record for being the youngest mother to this date. She gave birth to a healthy boy named Gerardo after her doctor.
She was someone who suffered from precocious puberty and already had fully developed mature sexual organs at a very young age. She never actually revealed the identity of Lina’s father. From sources it is known, he was arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse and was later released due to lack of evidence.
Pregnant at 13 – mother of two
Alleshia Gregson, a girl from the UK, the youngest mother of two gave birth at just thirteen years old, and then again at fourteen years. She was frequently bullied and somehow found solace in her boyfriend who supported her. Then because of puppy-love, she gave birth to a baby boy and dropped out of school.
However, a year later she gave birth to another baby boy and soon after she separated from her boyfriend. It’s always hard to make a decision especially when someone is young and lack the maturity and experience to address some issues properly. It’s been a struggle for her and her mother to raise the kids especially with no support from the father. She has gone on to study social care, hoping to give care and support to other young mothers.
Liza Gryschchenko – mother from Kharkov
Liza Gyschchenko is the young mother from Kharkov, Ukraine. She was only six years old when her pregnancy was confirmed. The six-year-old was just a year short of becoming one of the youngest mothers.
Unfortunately, her baby died after child birth due to her young age and lack of physical strength to undertake a task as hard as child birth. The father of the child was conceived to be Lisa’s 70-year-old grandfather. She was a victim of child sexual abuse.
Kordeza Zhelyazakova – mother at 11
Kordeza Zhelyazkova from Silvia, Bulgaria gave birth to a healthy baby boy at the age of 11. Despite her age, the girl was overjoyed to be a mom and tied the knot with her 19-year-old boyfriend. After their marriage, he was arrested for having intercourse with an 11-year-old girl and making her pregnant.
He now faces six years in jail for having sexual relations with a minor. She has ever since dropped out of school and has become a burden on the welfare system.
Hilda Trujilo – another Peruvian
Hilda Trujilo was only nine years old when she gave birth to a baby daughter. She was a Peruvian who become pregnant due to forced sexual intercourse by her cousin. The father of the child was arrested and sent to jail for rape.
When family sins…
In the Philippines, a young ten-year-old girl gave birth to a baby boy. The father of the baby boy was the young mother’s father who abused her sexually and tortured her. He was a drunk and often stayed at home while her mother was the breadwinner. Her mom and friends noticed her growing belly and turned out that she was pregnant.
After the incident, the father surrendered himself to the police; the mother forced the girl not to push a case against her father. Ever since then, the girl gave her baby up for adoption and has been put under the care of local social welfare department, seeing as her parents were the ones who did all of this to her.
Young couple, in love
James Sutton and Sarah Drinkwater were young and in love. Apparently, the 12-year-old James and the 16-year-old Sarah wanted to start a family because they thought it was a perfect time. The coupled engaged in sexual intercourse and gave birth to twins.
The couple is now separated and realizing their mistake; this is what happens when you lack the maturity and experience to take on big life decisions and still go ahead with them.
Emma Webster – the neighbor
Sean Stewart and Emma Webster started having sex at an early age. Sean who was 11 and Emma who was 15 were both next-door neighbors.
They were engaging in sexual intercourse on and off, they had no sexual education and because of lack of protection got pregnant. She gave birth to a healthy baby girl, and both of them are apparently parents now.
Precocious puberty – Colombian mother
Griseldina Acuna was only eight years old when she gave birth to a healthy boy whose weight totaled 5.1 pounds when he was born. She was someone who was affected with precocious puberty and already had mature sexual organs.
She was the youngest mother from Colombia. The father of the boy was a family friend, and she gave birth to a healthy boy.
In 2001, a 9-year-old girl in Thailand gave birth to a baby girl. As anyone can imagine, this caused a lot of panics, and a lot of heads turned especially because this happened in the Thai community. The officials took quite a notice of this and caused quite a shock in the Thai community. Officials found out when the girl’s husband applied for a birth certificate.
Naturally, they couldn’t believe that a nine-year-old had given birth, as they had never seen it before. So they did what any of us would do and went over to the hospital and checked for themselves. There, they found out that the girl was, indeed, nine. She was married at 8-years old. She had been arranged to marry someone who was 17 years older than her, and when the case was probed, it was found out that her parents forced her to marry someone who was this senior. Her father was someone who was just one year older than the guy she was married to.
A sad death…
Not all the girls are physically mature enough to give birth, childbirth takes a huge toll on the body, and it requires a certain amount of physical strength to undergo through. Here is the story of a girl who could not take a toll and couldn’t survive.
The girl was only eight years old when she was married off in India. The mother was a widow who married her off expecting that something good would come out of it but didn’t. The husband was not even present at childbirth.