10-year-old girl gives birth
A 10-year-old Colombian girl gave birth last week to a daughter.
The girl reportedly came into a local hospital bleeding profusely and in extreme pain. The baby was born via C-section and is reportedly healthy.
During her pregnancy the young girl didn't consult a doctor, according to a video report by Univision's Primer Impacto.
According to the report, she gave birth to a 5 1/2lb baby.
While the 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 is coping with the shock of becoming a mother.
She is reported to not understand much about motherhood and doesn't want to breastfeed her baby.
The 10-year-old mother belongs to the Wayuu tribe, an indigenous group from the La Guajira Peninsula in the northern region of Colombia and Venezuela.
"We've already seen similar cases of Wayuu girls," the director of the hospital where the girl gave birth, Efraín Pacheco Casadiego, told RCN La Radio noticias, a Colombian radio station.
"At a time when (the girls) should be playing with dolls, they go to having to take care of a baby. It's shocking."
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