9 year old girl gives birth in Mexico!

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    I'm not an OB nurse by any means but this can't be too common, right? I remember there being a pregnant girl in my 8th grade class but nothing else before high school.

    I hope they find out the full story here. Poor thing.
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  4. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    This is so sad. Poor girl and child.
  5. Visit  NurseOnAMotorcycle profile page
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    Sad. I saw this earlier and could only think how their entire family is messed up for the rest of their lives. Poor thing!
  6. Visit  healthstar profile page
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    My definition of a nightmare just changed as soon as I read this!

    This in my eyes is tragic!my heart hurts for the child and family-- there no way this is not rape or sexual abuse.
  7. Visit  Born_2BRN profile page
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    The girl although only 8 she looks much older and probably had her menses. But Lord helps us how in the world this keeps happening?
  8. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
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    This is so wrong.
  9. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    *Very* sad to say this but odds are this is *not* an isolated incident and happens probably more often than we know. This sad and rather depressing story of child abuse, for that is what it is, comes to us only because of the powers of Internet and news media. Think about all the poor young girls in parts of Africa, Middle East, India and elsewhere that are sold/married off or otherwise handed over to an "older" man for the price of a cow or some such.
  10. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    This is common in our country as well...I recall seeing 2 cases like this...an 11 year old and a 10 year old...one was in a group home, other was impregnated by mom's boyfriend. It happens more than we think
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    This is common in our country as well...I recall seeing 2 cases like this...an 11 year old and a 10 year old...one was in a group home, other was impregnated by mom's boyfriend. It happens more than we think
    Now that last bit always chaffs my behind!

    In this day and age there are still mothers of young females that don't pay attention and or for other reasons ignore what is going on in they own homes.

    The sad and horrible story of "Ceily" from the book and film "Colour Purple" rightfully called out something that had been going on then, before and still today. However then as now people don't like dirty linen aired in public so better to sweep things under the carpet and or blame the child.

    Fast forward to today and the film "Precious" told pretty much the same story with pretty much the same reactions.
    Last edit by DoGoodThenGo on Feb 11, '13 : Reason: content
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo

    Now that last bit always chaffs my behind!

    In this day and age there are still mothers of young females that don't pay attention and or for other reasons ignore what is going on in they own homes.

    The sad and horrible story of "Ceily" from the book and film "Colour Purple" rightfully called out something that had been going on then, before and still today. However then as now people don't like dirty linen aired in public so better to sweep things under the carpet and or blame the child.

    Fast forward to today and the film "Precious" told pretty much the same story with pretty much the same reactions.
    Yup. Even with awareness, it seems as if its still a pushback to sweep it underneath the rug...

    They are looking for the guy in Mexico...it's going to be really unfortunate if vigilantes catch up with him..
  13. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Hold the phone!

    *Update*

    Girl in question appears to be either twelve or thirteen years old, and the father of her child is *not* her 17 year old BF but the step-father aged forty-four.

    9-Year-Old Mother Is At Least 12, Mexican Officials Say
  14. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    ^ Still the "norm" in abnormal cases...still not right either

    Still doesn't erase the fact that this is happening to future women across the globe.
  15. Visit  klone profile page
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    Sad. I've worked in OB for several years, including a large metropolitan hospital, and the youngest I've ever personally seen is 13.


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