The youngest woman in recorded history that gave birth to a child was the Peruvian named Lina Medina. On this day, at the age of only 5 years, 7 months and 17 days, she gave birth to a healthy baby weighing 2.7 kilograms. The boy was named Gerardo, after her doctor, and lived to be 40 years old before he died of bone marrow disease. Lina Medina allegedly got her first period when she was only 8 months old. Her breasts started developing already at the age of four.
It is unknown how Lina Medina got pregnant or who the father is. Lina’s father was arrested on suspicion of rape and incest, but was acquitted due to lack of evidence. It seems that Lina herself did not know who the father is. When she was brought pregnant to the hospital with an enlarged abdomen, the doctors initially thought she had a tumor, but soon discovered that she was actually 7 months pregnant. The delivery was, of course, done by a caesarean section because of Lina’s small pelvis. She gave birth to another boy when she was 39 years old and today she lives in Lima, the capital of Peru.