Lina and Gerardo with her doctor
Lina Medina in 1967
Lina Medina (born September 27, 1933, in Ticrapo, Huancavelica
Region, Peru) is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history,
giving birth at the age of five years, seven months and 21 days.
Medina was brought to a hospital by her parents due to the
increasing size of her abdomen..She was originally thought
to have had a tumor, but her doctors determined she was in
her seventh month of pregnancy.
Medina’s son weighed 6 lbs. 43 Oz at birth and was named
Gerardo. He was raised believing that Medina was his sister,
but found out at the age of 10 that she was his mother. He
died in 1979 at the age of 40 from a bone marrow disease.
Medina never revealed the name of Gerardo’s father or the
circumstances of her pregnancy. She is 78 not and currently
lives in Lima, Peru.