In Peru, on May 14, 1939, a 5-year-old Lina Medina gave birth to a baby boy, becoming the world’s youngest mother on record. Earlier when her abdomen began growing, doctors thought she had a large tumor but when they discovered that the girl was pregnant, she became the center of all medical and media attention.
According to the History & Headlines, Press reports stated that Lina Medina had been menstruating since 2 or 3 years old. A medical journal reports told that she had started breast development by age 4 and her pelvis had widened by age 5.
Lina Medina has never publicly revealed the father of the child nor the circumstances of her impregnation. However, her father was arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse but was later released due to lack of evidence.
Her baby boy was born at a healthy condition 6 pounds and was named in honor of one of the three doctors who delivered him. Lina was 5 years, 7 months, and 21 days, the youngest known person in history to give birth. She married husband Raul in the 1970s, later giving birth to her second son.
There was still no explanation of how a five-year-old girl could conceive a child.