Lina Medina Was Only 5 When She Became A Mother. Today, She Is Still Hiding The Truth About The Child's Father

Date December 26, 2018

Almost every woman dreams of becoming a mother one day. It is required for a girl’s body to mature into an adult body to give birth to a healthy child. However, puberty is not the only requirement. Her health, both mental and physical should be prepared for this difficult process.

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5-year-old Lina Medina

The story, we will talk about today, surprises and causes a lot of questions, but first things first.

Lina Medina was born in Peru in 1933. She grew up in a jeweler's family and basically was an ordinary girl. When Lina just turned 5 years old, the parents noticed that her stomach became very swollen. The concerned mother feared that this was a type of tumor, and took Lina to the doctor.

Everybody was shocked to hear the diagnosis… Lina’s “tumor” was confused with the third trimester of pregnancy. How is it even possible?

She gave birth to her son

After a month and a half, on May 14, Lina delivered a healthy boy weighing 2.7 kilograms by cesarean section. The mother was only 5 years, 7 months and 17 days old at that time. The baby was named Gerardo in honor of the obstetrician.

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While conducting the surgical procedure, the doctor was stunned by the fact that the girl had fully developed genital organs at the age of 5. Allegedly, menstruation began when Lina was only 8 months old and by the age of 3 periods became regular.

Precocious puberty

The girl was diagnosed with a rare condition: precocious puberty. The case was reported in detail in the medical journal La Presse Médicale  by Dr. Edmundo Escomel. Such extreme precocious pregnancy has only been documented with Lina Medina.



Nobody could ever discover who the father of the child was. Medina still keeps that as a secret. Although police arrested Lina’s father on suspicion of child sexual abuse, he was released due to the absence of evidence.

We could only imagine what Lina had to go through in her childhood. Luckily, the family and the doctors supported her and provided her with everything she needed. Her son discovered that Lina was his mother rather than the sister at the age of 10.

Lina became the youngest mother in medical history. She didn’t make a fortune from this story, and in fact, she lives in the poor area in Peru and doesn’t want to give interviews. She got married in 1970 and gave birth to another healthy son in 1972. Her first son, Gerardo, died at the age of 40.

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