According to reports, a 10-year old girl from Mexico, gave birth to a baby boy after 31-week pregnancy. The 3,3 pounds premature baby was born by Caesarian section at Women’s Hospital in the city of Puebla, 60 miles south-east of Mexico City.
The young mother, who is from the nearby San Francisco Totimehuacan community, has returned home after the procedure but visits the baby every day to breastfeed, officials said.
The Puebla state Attorney General’s Office is now investigating whether the girl could have been raped and who the father is, the hospital’s director Rogelio Gonzalez said, according to UpFrontNewswire.
According to Mexican state laws, young women are not allowed to have abortions unless they can prove that they can prove sexual assault. If a girl undergoes abortion without proving sexual assault, she face fine and/or jail time. Currently, the local laws are under review.
This is not the first case of a shockingly young girl giving birth in Mexico.
In August last year, 11-year-old Amalia had a child two weeks premature after she was denied an abortion by the local Justice Department during the fourth month of pregnancy.
She was raped repeatedly by her stepfather when she was 10 years old, but local laws do not allow terminations after three months.