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World's youngest mother? Columbian girl, 10, gives birth to a girl

Updated: 2012-04-06
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A 10-year-old Colombian girl has sparked outrage after becoming one of the world's youngest ever mothers by giving birth to a healthy daughter.

The girl, a member of an indigenous tribe called the Wayuu who are based in the La Guajira Peninsula in the north of the country, was 39 weeks pregnant when she underwent a Caesarean section. Most pregnancies are 38 weeks.

It was the first time the pre-teen, from the town of Manaure, had visited a doctor in connection with her pregnancy.
 
Newborn: A 10-year-old Colombian girl almost died as she became one of the world's youngest ever mothers after giving birth to a healthy daughter (pictured)
Newborn: A 10-year-old Colombian girl almost died as she became one of the world's youngest ever mothers after giving birth to a healthy daughter (pictured)