Friday

A Mommy at 5?

Mr. Coco likes to watch the History Channel.  Sometimes (only rarely really) do I get sucked into something that he's watching.  But this time, I couldn't remove my eyes from the tv screen and I found myself researching this amazing yet demented story online.

Pregnant at age 5? Yes.  Unfortunately, that is a true statement.  The youngest KNOWN female to ever give birth was this little girl named Madina. They thought she had a tumor in her tummy. 
Pregnant at age 5.  POOR GIRL.
My first thought was why the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks is a 5 year old girl having sex?  Then I immediately concluded that it wasn't by her choice which makes me super sad.  It happened back in 1939--obviously before DNA testing.  They arrested her daddy but they released him a short time later for "lack of evidence".  It makes my heart hurt for her.


Madina began menstruating at the age of 8 months.  Whaaat?  At four years old, she had already developed breasts and pubic hair.  NO WAY!! 


In May of 1939, Medina's son, Gerardo, discovered at the age of 10 that the person he had grown up believing to be his sister was in fact his mother. CAN YOU IMAGINE??


Sadly, Gerardo died in 1979 at the age of 40 from a bone marrow disease. In 1972, thirty-three years after the birth of Gerardo and after she had married, Medina gave birth to another son.  


I feel like I just gave a book report.  I'm sorry, but I couldn't quit looking up information on this story.  Maybe I was looking for something saying it was a myth.  I just found it heartbreaking and mind-bending all at the same time.

So, tell us about a story that you read/heard which was UNBELIEVABLY TRUE!


xoxo,
Mrs. Coco

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