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Medical science has once again proved the unbelievable! This time, it has gone to show us that pregnancies are definitely child’s play! Lina Medina of Peru is the youngest girl in history to have ever given birth. She is the world’s youngest mother. At the time of delivery, she was five years, seven months and seventeen days old. Her parents initially believed that she had an abdominal tumor for which they took her to see a doctor. It was then revealed that she was seven months pregnant. The delivery took place on May 14th 1939 in Lima by Dr. Gerardo Lozada. Naturally, the surgery was Caesarian since Medina’s pelvis was too small for a normal birth.

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Singapore, the best place to be a mother. Really?

I thought it was odd that we were ranked the “best place in Asia to be a mother.” When I read CNA’s article, I came to the realisation that the context was not painted adequately. The “Mothers’ Index” by Save the Children is derived from health, educational and economic factors. Their work seems aimed at developing countries where women’s mortality, safety, and economic progress are major issues. These are not issues faced by developed nations like Singapore.

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