5-year-old Lina Medina, holding her newborn baby, Gerardo | Image Courtesy: thesun.co.uk
Her baby was born at a healthy 6 pounds and the baby was named Gerardo in the honor of the doctor who made this delivery successful. When Gerardo was born, the doctor discovered that despite being 5 years old, she (Lina Medina) had mature sexual organs and suffered from a condition called precocious puberty. It has been almost 80 years on; Lina is still the youngest person in the world to have ever given birth.
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It was believed her father had committed incest with his daughter and for that he was arrested but later he was released by police due to a lack of evidence, and to this day, the true identity of the father has never been revealed.
Growing up, Gerardo always believed Lina was his sister, but at the age of 10 was told that she was his mother. Gerardo grew up healthy but due to bone disease, she died at the age of 40 in 1979.