Monday, July 10, 2006

WTF Kind Of Trend Is This?

Just in.
A nine-year-old girl of the Apurina tribe in Brazil's Amazon rainforest gave birth to a baby earlier this week and doctors said on Friday police were investigating whether she was raped.

"We know of early pregnancies in some tribes, but I have never heard of a nine-year-old getting pregnant and giving birth before," said Christiane da Costa, a doctor in the hospital where the girl underwent a Caesarean section on Wednesday in Manaus, the capital of the Amazon state.

A spokesman for the local healthcare administration said they had no reports of such cases in the Amazon state "at least for several decades".

And this case in Rwanda.
A nine-year old girl who were defiled and impregnated has finely given birth to a healthy baby boy at Butare University Hospital south of the country, local media reported here Friday.

I've also recently read a report of another 9 year old girl in Africa giving birth, but can't find a link. Sorry.

I have a good friend who is an 8 year old child. To imagine she could be preggers and a mother at 9 years of age is disgusting. But this shit happens. It probably happens much more than we know.


Blogger KayInMaine said...

Our world is so frightening Spiider. How tragic. Even though a young girl can start her menstrual cycle at that age, it can have detrimental effects to her body. Emotionally, especialy if she was raped, she's probably devastated.

Sick, sick world we live in.

7/12/2006 06:47:00 AM  

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