In 1938 the youngest mother in medical history gave birth to her first baby, a son she named Gerardo. The young mother, Lina Medina, was only a child herself - she was just 5 years old.
It seems impossible, but it's true.
The young girl's parents brought their daughter to the local hospital in Pisco, Peru with grave concerns that she was suffering from a huge tumor in her stomach.
To their shock, doctors informed them that she was actually seven months pregnant. She gave birth to her son by cesarean section on May 14, 1939.
She was five years, seven months and 12 days old.
Doctors confirmed that Lina's incredible pregnancy was possible because she was born with a rare condition known as "precocious puberty."
This condition is early-onset puberty.
She experienced her first menstrual cycle between two and three years old. By the time she was five, she had fully developed breasts, pelvic widening and advanced bone maturation....