An 11-Year Old Gives Birth

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes

SPN 11-year-old motherAn 11-year-old girl gave birth to a child on Saturday the 3rd in a hospital in Murcia. The father is her 14-year-old brother.

It wasn’t known who the father was at the time of the birth, but later came out in the police investigations which had been set up immediately. First indications are that sexual relations were ‘consensual’ and that the brother was 13 at the time of conception, which means he cannot be held criminally responsible.

The birth, which took place at the Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, was a complete surprise to the parents, who had taken her into hospital when she began to complain of severe stomach pains. The family is from Bolivia.

But this isn’t the first case of a young girl having a baby in the said hospital; in fact, it’s the second in the last three months – a 12-year-old, South-American girl gave birth there in November.

Looking at national statistics, during the first half of 2017, a total of 197 girls aged 15 or less, together with another 359 16-year olds gave birth. As far as 2016 goes, there were 111 mothers under 15, 343 aged 15 and 818 mothers aged 16.

(News: Murcia)

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