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The time when girls should be playing with dolls, a 10-year-old Colombian girl has become one of the world’s youngest mothers by giving birth to a healthy daughter.
The girl, a member of an indigenous tribe called the Wayuu who are based in the La Guajira Peninsula in the north of the country, was 39 weeks pregnant when she underwent a Caesarean section, Daily Mail reported.
It was the first time the pre-teen, from the town of Manaure, had visited a doctor in connection with her pregnancy.
Doctors decided to carry out the risky operation because of her age and both mother and daughter, who weighed just 5lbs, are said to be ‘doing well’.
In any case the community has remained tight-lipped as to the identity of the father, with some Colombian newspaper speculating it is a 15-year-old boy while others believe it is a 30-year-old man, the mail said.