A 9-year-old girl delivers a 5.7 pound baby by cesarean section.
On January 27, Zoquipan Hospital in Jalisco, an area in western Mexico, admitted a pregnant 9-year-old girl named Dafne. She was 39 weeks pregnant and the hospital had to perform a cesarean section to deliver her 5.7 pound baby.
The boy who impregnated Dafne at the age of 8 was reportedly 17 years old. Dafne’s mother told The Telegraph that they do not know where the boy is.
“The father is a boy who is 17, but we have not found him, since he ran away,” Dafne’s mother told officials.
Spokesperson from Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office, Lino Gonzalez Corona, said that they are uncertain if the girl is “being entirely truthful” because of her young age.
Dafne is part of an indigenous tribe from Columbia and Venezuela called the Wayuu. According to the IBTimes, giving birth at a young age was typical of the Wayuu customs.
According to ABC, Dafne is one of 11 children and that parents were unable to keep an eye on her while they worked. Corona told ABC that the possibility of rape or child sex abuse is still being looked into.