Even though such cases might have become second nature in Latin American states, the incident is nothing less than a shocker for the rest of the world.
A ten-year old Colombian girl gave birth to a five and a half pound baby. Even though reports about the incident are quite patchy, it is being said that the girl came to the local hospital in a state of immense agony and profuse bleeding.
The girl during her entire gestation period came to visit the doctor for the first time and that also for her delivery. According to doctors, the girl has no knowledge about motherhood and is not willing to breast-feed her child.
Any information about the father of the child is still not available. Reports have also disclosed that the girl belongs to the Wayuu tribe of Colombia and enjoys immunity from Colombia state laws.
Unfortunately, incidents of such nature have taken place repeatedly in these areas. In 2011, a 10-year old Mexican girl gave birth to a child.
In Colombia, abortions are mostly illegal unless there is a threat to the life or health of the woman, if the fetus is badly deformed or if the pregnancy is the result of rape, according to a 2006 law.