WASHINGTON, May 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Saturday, May 14th. A most unusual childbearing event in medical history occurred in Lima, Peru on this date 77 years ago, which in 1939 happened to be Mother's Day. A boy was delivered by cesarean section, but that's not the uncommon part. What was unique is that the mother, Lina Medina, was just over five and a half years old. For a time, this extraordinary story was believed to be a hoax, but it was quickly confirmed. How Lina Medina was impregnated has never been established, as she never spoke of it. She had other children in more traditional childbearing years, and reportedly is still living in Peru at age 82. While not as medically astonishing, in the U.S. today, there are nearly a quarter-million births every year by women between the ages of 15 and 19. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Lina Medina/accessed 3/18/2-16: http://www.karikuy.org/perupedia/index.php?title=Lina_Medina
Pregnancy/accessed 3/18/2016: http://firsttoknow.com/pregnant-child-lina-medina/
Births to women age 15-19: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_14_5YR_S1301&prodType=table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau