10 Year Old Girl Gives Birth In Southern Spain!

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(11/5/2010) MADRID—A 10-year-old girl has given birth in southern Spain and authorities are evaluating whether to let her and her family retain custody of the baby, an official said Tuesday.
The baby was born last week in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, said Micaela Navarro, the Andalusia region’s social affairs minister. Navarro told reporters the father of the baby is also a minor, and both the mother and the baby were in good standing. Her department declined to give further details, such as the sex of baby. Under Spanish law, having consensual sex with someone under age 13 is classified as child abuse, an official with the Spanish Justice Ministry in Madrid said. But this particular case is complicated by the fact that the father of the baby is also a minor and it is not clear if he could be charged, the official said.
Spanish newspapers said the mother is of Romanian origin. Medical staffers who treated the girl as saying they were told by her mom that giving birth at such a young age is common in their country. Medical experts warn that because young girls are still growing themselves, they are at higher risk during pregnancy. Studies have shown that teenage girls are more likely to give birth to premature babies and their infants have a higher chance of dying by age of 1. – Although this may have occured in another country do you think it is acceptable? What are some common American practices that are frowned upon?

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10 COMMENTS

  1. This is just messy,where are the morals and values now a days?,at the age of10 what the heck can she do? Its just wrong! (My opinion)

  2. You knw what..this is whats wrong with the world! She is ten hasn’t even completed elementary school by WORLD STANDARDS and yet she is having sex and has a baby! Lord pls strike the evil outta this world. She should be in school, thinking about what she wants to be when she grows up, playing with kids her age and being a CHILD! Her mother is going to a hot place in her death..and her daddy too smfh

  3. I mean I kinda am in the middle with this one simply because we as Americans tend to look down on other people’s cultures and ways. Who made us the panel to judge everyone’s cultural ways? And thats the problem now, just because we dont accept it over here doesn’t mean its wrong. a lot of what we do accept over here is wrong! Nobody says anything about African traditions where they sit young girls in huts and fatten them up for their husbands. Thats just their culture so we have to accept it. Why would her parents go to a hot place on earth. they didn’t force her to do that? there was no malicious intent behind it and believe me if her parents are going to a hot place on earth so is everyone who judges her and her situation. Instead of downing her, support her because whats done is done now. if thats accepted by her culture than she’s really not outside the norm… However biologically, I don’t think its healthy for her body to go through those types of extremes… With me having my daughter at 25, mentally you have to be in a space where your ready and understand teh responsibilites that come with motherhood. But besides that, if thats what they do in their country, who am I to say she’s wrong. let them do them over there, and let us get ourselves together like maybe having a good voting turn out above the 10% mark, smh..

  4. I think that 10 is too young for anyone to be having a baby no matter what country you are in. However before there was a such thing as school people were taught at home by each other and girls were married by the time they were 12. Mostly because people died by the time they were 40. Especially to the common cold and Flu. However America ain’t no different. People now days are so wrapped up in their careers women are having their first child at 40 years old. I feel that is too old to be having a baby. Most people are never ready for a baby either emotionally or financially and in some cases both ways. I feel no matter the situation babies are blessings from God. But 10 is too young and 40 is too old. What happened to people having their kids between 18 and 30? I personally don’t want to have any kids after 30. I got one now @ 25 so we shall see what the future holds.

  5. Nina_Gold I could not have said it better… u are so truthful. Especially about the voting thing… that was just ridculous.

  6. I totally agree with NINA_GOLD. Who are we to judge others? Its not like Americans or even America doesn’t make mistakes. We have our ways and they have thiers. Game, set, match.

  7. I don’t think it is so commom these days, but third cousins used to be able to marry. This was not a good idea. Getting involved with a close friend of the ex is also bad. Older people divorcing their spouse, and marrying someone young enough to be their child is another no-no.

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