9-year-old gives birth: Officials are looking for the 17-year-old father
A 9-year-old child gave birth to a baby girl on Jan. 27, 2013 at the Zoquipan hospital in Jalisco, Mexico.
At the time of pregnancy, she was eight years old and apparently the father is a 17-year-old who has not been located, according to a report from ABC on Feb. 6.
Prosecutors have began searching for the father of the child that was born to the 9-year-old and authorities say this bizarre pregnancy may be a case of rape or child sexual abuse.
“Due to her young age and to the fact that her body was not ready to give birth,” says Dr. Enrique Rabago, director of Zoquipan Hospital“the medical team decided a C-Section was the best option” for both mother and child."
The baby was born healthy and both the 9-year-old mother and daughter were discharged, but the hospital said it will be closely monitoring the baby's development due to the young age of her mother.
How is it biologically possible for an eight year old to get pregnant?
It's called precocious puberty. We have it in the U.S. too. Lots of girls begin developing at 8.
R2, yes, they may begin developing precociously, but it must be quite rare for a girl aged 8 to be having menstrual periods which are necessary to get pregnant.
Why the fuck didn't the mother take the child for an abortion?! That is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard...Jesus Christ! I'd like to kill her mother. What is her mothers name?
Probably hormones in milk products.
[quote] Why the fuck didn't the mother take the child for an abortion?!
It happened in Mexico.
Catholics, ya know.
R4, why is your outrage only for the mother? What about her father? Was he not capable of taking her for an abortion?
Also, where is your outrage at the 17-year-old who impregnated the child? And the modifying of "a case of rape or child sexual abuse" with "may be"?
I see I missed half of the story.
I do believe I would kill the 17 year old, if he is really the father. I mean, I would cut his dick off but only if I were sure.
Uh, it's Mexico.
r8, trying to act all masculine. Give it a rest, Mary!
What a horrible mother that kid has.
[quote]Why the fuck didn't the mother take the child for an abortion?!
She was probably worried she would be excommunicated.
My "favorite" comment from one of those past articles was the 'how do you explain to a 9-year-old that you are aborting her babies when she knew her life wasn't in danger?' I want to know how you explain to a 9 year-old why she got pregnant in the first place.
That's crazy. 9 years older than your child. Hi, I'm Consuela, and I'm 40 years old. This is my daughter Conchita, she's 31."
"I thought she was your sister."
"Everyone says that."
[Wants to ask all sots of uncomfortable questions, but internally cringes and offers a nervous smile.]
It's been proven that girls in warmer climates develop earlier, and thus normal for 8-year-olds to have periods. While some families encourage girls to seek out older and supposedly more mature and wealthier boyfriends, the fact that the 17-year-old father abandoned the girl is a bad sign. I wonder if he paid money for her virginity. Still, even is she was poor, I can't see her parents allowing an abortion in such a Catholic country.
R13, You obviously come from a different culture where it's not normal for very young looking 13-year-olds to give birth or be married, sometimes to 17-year-old men. I do agree 8 is a little young, but it's not uncommon in Africa either.
Did you know that even years and years ago one could even buy a 3-year-old little boy or girl for "short-term use" in the poor areas of Mexico?
This is so nice! Pretty soon they can attend school together!
[quote]Jesus Christ! I'd like to kill her mother. What is her mothers name?
Probably Shirley MacLaine.
It really wasn't all that long ago, in the grand scheme of things, when a 13 year old girl was considered an old maid. And I believe on those radical Mormon Compounds 12 is getting a little long in the tooth.
While the rest of us have progressed, some places haven't. And my friend, a teacher, has a pregnant 13 year old in her class.
"My "favorite" comment from one of those past articles was the 'how do you explain to a 9-year-old that you are aborting her babies when she knew her life wasn't in danger?' "
But carrying a pregnancy to term DOES endanger the life of a little nine-year-old! So, I'd like to add the girl's doctor to the list of people we're angry at. Any doctor who had the girl's physical and psychological welfare at heart would have arranged for termination, on the grounds that she had a right to live to the age of ten.
PS: Another reason girls are entering puberty earlier is hormones and soy products in foods.
"It really wasn't all that long ago, in the grand scheme of things, when a 13 year old girl was considered an old maid"
Um, no. Even in the colonial days it was not normal for people to get married at 13. Most people married in their late teens or early 20s. You are making silly generalizations without the statistics to back them up.
"I do agree 8 is a little young, but it's not uncommon in Africa either."
A "little young" - please. And, no, it is not common in Mexico for people to get married at 13 or to have babies at 8.
She'll be a grandmother by the time she graduates high school. Oh wait--she won't be graduating high school.
[quote]thus normal for 8-year-olds to have periods
Clearly the girl will be raised by the grandparents, until she's at least in her teens, when maybe the birth mother will take over. So the mother could complete high-school, I'm sure.
Can't early puberty be brought on by molestation?
[quote]Prosecutors have began searching for the father of the child that was born to the 9-year-old and authorities say this bizarre pregnancy may be a case of rape or child sexual abuse.
"may be a case of rape or child sexual abuse"???????? May be??? What else can it be when a 17 year old fucks an 8 year old other than RAPE? An affair?
It's starting to appear as if the 17 year old boyfriend was fictitious.
The girl is one of eleven siblings. There is no abortions happening in that family.
Damn. That is SUCH a better ending than I came up with.
Poor girl. If she had only stuck with cock sucking there would be no baby to worry about, everyone would be happy and she wouldn't have the loosest snatch in 4th grade. Thank God I was raised right.
I blame Kim Kardashian.
Insane. That girl could possibly be a grandmother at 35!
35? They're Mexican. Try 25.
In 1974, I started developing early & having regular periods. Kids called me "Kotex Lady." I had my twin sister's uterus (miscarried at 5 months) inside me. I was also molested until age 12.
It's incest then, R37?
It's unfucking real that these young girls are not taught birth control before becoming sexualy active.
What a whore. I'm talking about her mother. She shouldn't be raising the 9 year old, let alone possibly her grandchild.
It's odd, but just when I think humanity can't sink any lower.. BAM! We hit an even lower low.
I don't even understand why we exist, anymore. It seems like all we do is hurt each other, and cause each other pain.
People say "it gets better," but I don't think so. I actually think that it only gets worse. And this is just more proof.
R37 If you're always looking for evidence that your glass-half-empty view of the world is true, you will find it.
The perp is in trouble. In Mexico he can disappear very quickly never to be seen or heard from again.
[Quote]even years and years ago
Grammar fail. Oh my!
It'll turn out that she's not really nine, more like 11 or 12.
"It's unfucking real that these young girls are not taught birth control before becoming sexualy active."
She's 9 - it probably didn't occur to people that she'd NEED birth control.
It seems like all we do is hurt each other, and cause each other pain.
Tell me about it
R41, I'm sure the girl really was pregnant at 8; it's actually very common in some parts of the world. Yes the man is typically older and wealthier, and thus culturally more desirable.
R42, Birth control isn't free in Mexico and many men refuse to wear condoms, especially if they are paying. A very poor, young girl may have no choice.
I don't care if the father is her father, or a 17-year-old. By definition - by anyone's definition - a child was raped. No fucking "maybe" about it.
That girl in Peru gave birth at 5 and half.
[quote]I'm sure the girl really was pregnant at 8; it's actually very common in some parts of the world.
No it isn't R44. Stop talking out of your ass. If it were "very common" it would not be newsworthy.
Provide a link or STFU
I can't stop laughing at R4 demanding the mother's name... Like she's going to march her frauish ass down to SantaWherethefuck, Mexico and give that hardscrabble Mexican mother a piece of her mind!
Why is this shocking again?
"It's starting to appear as if the 17 year old boyfriend was fictitious. "
Do I know her?
For the record, I was 9 when I started my period, and so were many other girls in my class.
When girls are that young, it's usually incest. I think they made the 17 year old to save face.
It would be a little less icky if they made up a 13 year old boyfriend.
Abortion is legal in Mexico in the first trimester of pregnancy. Even if the child had known she was pregnant by the third month (but seriously how would a 9 y.o. know she pregnant?), the family wouldn't have had any money to pay for a procedure. They'd probably have to travel, too. More expense.
To correct myself at r55, it's legal in Mexico City.
The age was exaggerated and identity switched with a younger sibling to bring interest and money to her family. They forgot about revealing the rape was an inside job since nine year olds aren't off brokering their own deals. Throw her guardian(s) in a cell and the truth will come out.
Probably dad was the father.
They should do DNA testing to determine if any males in the family are the father.
R47, Stop insulting other posters if you refuse to use the internet to do your own research.
Yes, the stepfather was the goddamn father, just as I thought.
R61, How do you know that it's the stepfather? Link please.
It was probably undetected as a pregnancy until it was too late for an abortion.
Something feels super creepy about R62's post.
Agreed, R64. I am always totally creeped out when somebody asks for a link.
As you should be, R65.
So R60, ONE incident of a very young child giving birth means it's "very common"?
You don't seem to know this, but words have certain meanings and definitions, you can't just make up your own definitions to whatever you want!
R61, R64, R65, R66, Really sad if it's the stepfather who impregnated his then 8-year-old daughter. That's the only reason I asked for a link, for veracity. How can that be "creepy?"
R67, For generations pre-teen girls have been giving birth. Date of first period, even at 8 or 9, has always been considered to be marriageable age in many parts of the world, not just remote tribes or 3rd World Nations. Would you like some links?
Sounds very republican. Take ownership of the uterus at a very young age.
I was being sarcastic, R68.
R71, I fall for "it" every single time.
[quote]But a more disturbing reason may be because her mother is a prostitute, and was trying to turn Dafne into a sex worker as well. In Mexico, a 9-year-old girl could receive higher fees from clients compared to a teenager.
I read that she was 12 and the father was her stepfather. I believe I read it at Huffington.
There are two stories, R74.
There's a 9 year-old in Brazil and then there is this 9 year-old in Mexico.
We can't confuse our brown pregnant children or we'll have Sally Field killing them all indiscriminately.
I read the daily uk the girl is about 12. Her mother possibly a prostitute and may have sold her daughter as a hooker. In Mexico, 9 year olds get more money than 12. There may not be a 17 bf but the father could be the girls stepfather.
Something I read that sort of shocked me was the age of sexual consent is 14.
[quote]There's a 9 year-old in Brazil and then there is this 9 year-old in Mexico.
I think Brazil is a city in the Mexico so they must be one person on the same map.
Miss Teen South Carolina 2007
r41 was right
MEXICO CITY -- Authorities in the Mexican state of Jalisco say tests have revealed that a girl who gave birth two weeks ago is between 12 and 13 years of age, not 9 as the parents had claimed.
Jalisco state prosecutors also say the girl was impregnated by her stepfather and not her alleged 17-year-old boyfriend.
Authorities announced last week that a 9-year-old had given birth to a baby girl and that they were looking for her boyfriend.
But prosecutors said Wednesday that DNA tests revealed the baby's father is the girl's 44-year-old stepfather and that he is under arrest.
R78, Thanks for your post about the lying parents.
It is disgusting R76, the age of consent here in Canada was also 14 up until like 5 years ago. Thankfully it was raised to 16 at least.
I have a friend who started menstruating at 9 years old. I started at 12 and half the girls in my class had already started. Its possible for an 8 year old to get pregnant. However, I can't believe any medical professional would let it go forward.
How did it squeeze out of her little cunt?
I'm so glad they arrested the stepfather. Sometimes, it is just ignored and sometimes the damn mother blames the girl, rather than the father. There are a lot of stupid people in our world.
You're a disgusting piece of shit, R82.
Do you enjoy picturing "little cunt[s]s"?
R40 is a dumb dumb!
So, what you're saying is that her body DIDN'T shut that whole thing down?
R47, Remember, Google is your friend.
Age of Menarche
Menarche usually occurs about two years after your breasts develop (thelarche) and between 4 and 6 months after the growth of your pubic and underarm hair. The age of menarche in most North American women is around 12 or 13, though your first period can come anytime between 9 and 16, depending upon your height, weight, and cultural background. Early menarche is occurring more and more - girls as young as 8 have been known to get their periods. This is referred to as premature menarche.
The 9-year old was actually 12 and her step-father is the baby's father.
That poor girl. This story is sickening. Not only was she raped by her stepfather, which is awful enough, but she's still just a little kid.
[quote]For the record, I was 9 when I started my period, and so were many other girls in my class.
I was nine, too, and I remember that I wasn't the first girl in my class. And this was a couple of decades ago; it's probably even more common now.
R47, Remember, Google is your friend.
Especially in areas influenced by Islam, (in Africa) by the eighteenth century marriages were contracted and performed at increasingly early ages, ranging from age seven in the San region to ten in Madagascar. Premodern Pacific Island cultures also illustrate the great range that existed in the social regulation of sexuality. Among the Tiwi, for example, girls were married before puberty . . .
I read r82's post in Hannibal Lecter's voice.
I got my first period at age 9 and a half, and developed breasts at age 8.
I've no idea if any other girls in my class had already started their periods at the same time, because I was too ashamed to ever talk about it. My psychotically repressed mother fucked me up good, in that regard.
r15 is obviously a pervert, "a little young"? Stop trying to normalize it. There are places people rape infants, that doesn't make it any better.
R76 In many countries in Europe age of consent is 14.
In majority European countries it is between 14 and 16.
R94, You completely misunderstood my post. I never said that I agreed with the concept of kids having sex or getting married; quite the opposite. I'm also R91, which documents child marriage, very common in some parts of the world. Worse poor children in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Africa, etc. are regularly sold into slavery and prostitution. Some parents around the world still think that they are lucky to have a child attractive enough for a wealthy older man to want to buy solely as a concubine.
I got my period in 5th grade. Lots of girls get their period around 10-13. I am more surprised at girls that didn't have it until the end of middle school.
You cunts better stop talking about your dirty bleeding snatchs or else I get this thread deleted.
It's Mexico! They're born pregnant. I'm surprised that the little hyna isn't on her 6th baby at her age. She's a late-bloomer.
The practice of child marriage is pervasive throughout the developing world, but particularly in the Middle East and India. Although, it's illegal in each of these countries, it takes place via secret ceremonies. Girls as young as 5 marry men as old as 60+. The girls are beaten, their sexual organs destroyed, and essentially treated as slaves. I hope that one day we will see the end of this practice.
In this case, I agree with many of the other posters who said that the girl was most likely sexually abused by her father. Very sad.
R100, Thank you for your post. Reality is sometimes very, very sad.
We need more vibrancy like this in the US. NEVER close that border with Mexico, or we'll lose cultural diversity like 9 year-old pregnancies and fathers that sell their underage daughters for cases of beer.
All cultures are equal and we mustn't judge. Also, Western, Euro society is evil.