A 12-year-old girl has given birth to a bouncing baby boy in the eastern district of Soroti.
By Simon Julius Naulele
A 12-year-old girl has given birth to a bouncing baby boy in the eastern district of Soroti at the regional referral hospital.
The young mother, whose names are withheld, delivered the baby by Caesarean section at 11.45am on Wednesday.
Dr. Els Van Teylingen, the director of Amecet N’Ainapakin Children’s Home confirmed the birth.
The two-kilogram baby boy was in a good health condition at the time of birth.
There have been scores of birth cases by girls of less than ten years around the world but the youngest known mother in the world was five-year-old Lina Medina from the South American country of Peru.
At first, her parents had assumed Medina had a tumor, and when they took her to hospital, she was found already seven months into her pregnancy.
But the man or boy responsible for the pregnancy was never identified due to lack of substantial evidence.
It is reported that Medina's son grew up healthy but died in 1979 at the age of 40 of a bone marrow disease.
Soroti 12-year-old girl delivers baby boy