Video: 10 Year Old Gives Birth to Baby in Colombia

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According to a video report (below) by Univision's Primer Impacto, a 10-year-old girl recently gave birth to a baby in Colombia.

The girl is a member of the Wayuu tribe from the La Guajira Peninsula in Manaure, Colombia.

The pre-teen never consulted with a doctor and gave birth to her baby daughter after 39 weeks via C-section.

Efraín Pacheco Casadiego, director of the hospital where the girl gave birth, told a Colombian radio station: “We've already seen similar cases of wayuu girls. At a time when (the girls) should be playing with dolls, they go to having to take care of a baby. It's shocking."

Colombian law guarantees the Wayuu land and autonomy, and allows for the indigenous tribe to maintain their own sovereignty.

Little information has been reported about the baby’s father who has remained anonymous.


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