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Ten year old girl gives birth to healthy baby.

A young girl in Colombia, believed to be just 10 years old, arrived at a hospital and gave birth without any advance care, shocking many in that country and around the world.
While details of the story are sketchy, the girl reportedly came into a local hospital profusely bleeding and in enormous pain, Univision’s Primer Impacto reported.

According to the report, she gave birth to a 51/2-pound baby. The delivery was the first time she had seen a doctor during her pregnancy.
While the quickly spreading story has horrified people around the world, little is known about the young girl’s identity, the baby’s father or how such a young girl got into such a grownup situation.

Members of the community reportedly have kept mum about the girl’s child.

 The mother, according to reports, does not understand much about motherhood and doesn’t want to breast-feed her baby.
According to the report, she’s part of the Wayuu tribe, which can be immune from Colombian laws.
Sadly, it’s a growing problem for the tribe, one expert said.

“We’ve already seen similar cases of Wayuu girls,” EfraĆ­n Pacheco Casadiego, director of the hospital where the girl gave birth, told RCN La Radio noticias, the Huffington Post reported. “At a time when [the girls] should be playing with dolls, they go to having to take care of a baby. It’s shocking.”

 The young mother is not the first preteen to give birth.
Late last year, a 10-year-old Mexican girl gave birth to a baby boy. And in August 2010, an 11-year-old Mexican girl had a child after being denied an abortion by the local Justice Department.
In Colombia, abortions are mostly illegal unless there is a threat to the life or health of the woman, if the fetus is badly deformed or if the pregnancy is the result of rape, according to a 2006 law.
That law was passed after an 11-year-old girl had to go to court to get an abortion authorized.
She had been impregnated by her stepfather.


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