10-year old Colombian girl gives birth

HALEA is currently campaigning against cultural practices that lead to child motherhood, here is a story you should read …… from
Colombia.

At 10 years old, I didn’t even know what sexual intercourse was. At 10 years old, I was not sexually developed enough to have a baby. At 10 years old, I was in 4th grade. Girls’ menstrual cycles and reproductive capabilities weren’t even instructed in my school until 7th grade.

Let us not be so naive as to say that the girl was pregnant and gave birth due to the practices of her tribe and her culture. A child should be allowed to be a child. A child should not be subjected to having sex – or worse, to be sexually assaulted, and then bear the responsibility of having a baby while still a child herself.

What is the world aiming for here – to lower the age at which females give birth to 9 years old or 8 years old? Is 10 years old not young enough? Culture or no culture, girls being required to or forced to be sexually active – and to become mothers as a result of it at a very young age – is wrong, immoral, and criminal.

Does anyone see anything wrong with this picture?

 

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  1. A 10-year-old Colombian girl gives birth – Does anyone see anything
    wrong with this picture?

    At 10 years old, I didn’t even know what sexual intercourse was. At 10
    years old, I was not sexually developed enough to have a baby. At 10
    years old, I was in 4th grade. Girls’ menstrual cycles and
    reproductive capabilities weren’t even instructed in my school until
    7th grade.

    Let us not be so naive as to say that the girl was pregnant and gave
    birth due to the practices of her tribe and her culture. A child
    should be allowed to be a child. A child should not be subjected to
    having sex – or worse, to be sexually assaulted, and then bear the
    responsibility of having a baby while still a child herself.

    What is the world aiming for here – to lower the age at which females
    give birth to 9 years old or 8 years old? Is 10 years old not young
    enough? Culture or no culture, girls being required to or forced to be
    sexually active – and to become mothers as a result of it at a very
    young age – is wrong, immoral, and criminal.

    A 10-year-old girl has given birth to a healthy baby daughter in
    Colombia, becoming one of the world’s youngest mothers ever. The
    preteen mom is a member of the country’s indigenous Wayuu tribe, which is allowed autonomy by the autonomy by the government to carry out certain cultural practices — including, apparently, procreating at an astonishingly young age. After arriving at the hospital 39 weeks pregnant and in “enormous pain,” the girl delivered her 5 lb. baby via C-section.

    The hospital’s director told a radio interviewer he’d seen similar cases among Wayuu girls, remarking, “At a time when [the girls] should be playing with dolls, they go to having to take care of a baby. It’s shocking.”

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