Lina Medina, born September 27, 1933 in the hamlet of Antacancha de Ticrapo in Peru, is a Peruvian. She became, May 14, 1939, the youngest mother in the history of medicine, at the age of 5 years, 7 months and 17 days.
When Lina Medina’s belly began to get fat, the doctors were sure she was suffering from a big tumor.
But after doing tests, they discovered that she was seven months pregnant, and weeks later she gave birth to a baby boy.
Nearly 80 years later, Lina remains the youngest woman in the world to have given birth.
She was born in 1933 in a small village in the Andes, Peru, in a poor family. At the age of 5, her mother noticed that her belly was getting bigger after she complained of pain.
On May 14, 1939, she gave birth to a baby boy by caesarean section, her young pelvis being considered too small for a natural birth.
Her baby was born with a weight of 2.72 kg and the infant was named Gerardo in honor of the doctor who gave birth.
After the birth of Gerardo, the doctor discovered that although Lina Medina was only 5 years old, she had mature sexual organs and suffered from a condition called precocious puberty.
His father, accused of committing incest with his daughter, was arrested. But he was released by the police for lack of evidence, and to date, the true identity of Gerardo’s father has never been revealed.
Growing up, Gerardo always believed that Lina was his sister, but at the age of 10, she was told that she was his mother.
Gerardo grew up healthy, but died at the age of 40 in 1979 after suffering from bone disease.
Lina, who has never talked about her pregnancy, is still alive. She married her husband Raul in the 1970s, then gave birth to her second son.
Her story has often been considered intoxicant, but doctors say they have X-rays and biopsies that prove she’s really pregnant.