A 10-year-old girl from Manaure, Colombia, has given birth to a baby, making her one of the youngest ever mothers, ABC New Blogs reports The age of the father isn't known and authorities can't press charges even if it was. The girl is a member of the indigenous Wayuu tribe, an independent group. Health officials are concerned, especially because the girl isn't the first young girl to get pregnant from the Wayuu tribe. But I think we need to be careful about judging this tribe by our own standards.
Wow! Just wow. I can't imagine a 10 year old going through the pain of child labor.
Apr 9, '12
call me old fashioned or a prude, but the pediatric nurse in me is speaking out. it is totally unacceptable under any circumstances for a child who is only 9 or 10 years of age to be sexually active and giving birth to another child. (i recently heard of similar tragic circumstances here in the us - a 10-year old gave birth; the father of the baby is just 12 years of age. god, please help us.) i don't care what the "cultural circumstances" are. children having sex and /or sexual exploitation of a child are wrong regardless of the cultural setting.
Last edit by VickyRN on Apr 9, '12
My heart is breaking for this poor child.
Last edit by JDZ344 on May 16, '14