5 year old pregnant?

Philippines
February 4, 2007 9:32pm CST
I read from www.snopes.com that a 5 year girl got pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy. I just can't believe it. Is it possible? Is this news possible or not. Maybe some people just post is for people to read. But is it for real? This is the complete site add if you wish to read it. http://www.snopes.com/pregnant/medina.asp .
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7 responses
@XxAngelxX (2835)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
Well I had to go read the article as I was so shocked at your post. But I have to say I don't really believe it. I think as you said, maybe some people just post for others to read. I can't see how that could be true. She would have had to mature incredibly early for her to even be ABLE to get pregnant. If it is true, it is a terrible crime that was committed :(
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• Philippines
6 Feb 07
The girl's ovary mature so early but the problem is who is the father of her child.
@Foxxee (3654)
• United States
27 Apr 07
The story is very well true. The child was Lina Medina and she was 5 years of age when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. As sad as the story is, it is true. Lina Medina had "precocious puberty" and you can read up more on "precocious puberty" here at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precocious_puberty and to read more on the child Lina, then go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Medina
@lauriefnp (5113)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I read through the article and followed a few of the links and it seems legitimate. Snopes.com is a very reputable site. The article gives an explanation for a very unusual, rare, early and precocious puberty in this child which allowed for the production of hormones necessary for impregnation and sustaining the pregnancy. I don't know if I can believe this; a 5 year old's body would be under tremendous stress from carrying a baby to term. I am going to try to find something else to confirm this.
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• Philippines
6 Feb 07
Yes, thanks. I hope you would share it here if you find some informations about her.
• United States
5 Feb 07
I believe that particular case is true. Snopes.com goes through great pains to research the Urban Legends to find the truth, much like the show mythbusters. Unfortunately, 'freak' things happen, as do miracles. But this particular case is a documented medical case.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
18 Apr 07
I watched an episode of House tonight where a very young girl was menstruating. It turned out she had a hormonal imbalance caused by contact with a male relative who was using hormonal male enhancers and passing the hormones to her by skin contact through his sweat. In the program, they discovered she was in full puberty because of this. If that is possibly true then the story of this girl you speak of could also be true. Generally I trust snopes. It is said that our children get many hormones from our processed foods including milk and meat, which can cause them to mature at younger ages than children have in the past.
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
Thank you for the response. It is so unbelievable that some weird things happened.
• United States
15 Apr 07
I've been using snopes for a long time to debunk stories just like that. They've always seemed accurate. With a story such as that, I sincerely hope it's not true. I don't even want to think about the event that led up to it . . . and the picture they have is hideous. This is a sick world.
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
Thank you for the response. I don't know if I have to believe in such story.
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
Is it really true? i mean i think its very impossible that a 5 year old girl got pregnant, and how did she survive the laboring? I just dont know what to say in such news, If i am the mother of that 5 year old girl, i could kill the one that did it to her.
@coolchai (702)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
what an amazing story! giving birth in cesarian section and that the child is only 5! wow cant believe it but i guess its true! i believe also that it has been placed in Ripley's Believe it or NOt.