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UPD Crete: Roma girl, 11, gives birth to a baby

It is not the first time that a minor girl gives birth to a baby, but it is certainly a Greek first. Sunday evening, an 11-year-old girl visited a hospital in Irakleio, Crete, complaining about acute pain in the belly. Much to the surprise of the hospital personnel the minor was not suffering from some bad food. The girl was 7 months pregnant. The doctors took the baby with a Caesarean section as it was impossble for the girl to deliver the baby with a natural birth procedure due to her young age.

“The premature baby was 3.2 kg” Greek media report adding that the baby girl was kept in incubator crib. Both the girl and the baby are in good condition.

Τhe doctor who performed the Caesarian section, told media that the Caesarian section was neccessary as a girl below 14 years of age can hardly deliver a baby in a natural way.

Professor Konstantinos Relakis, gynaecologist and obestetrician, said that bibliography in Greece has registred 3,000 pregnancies in girls below 15 years old and for the time 2007 until today. However “pregnancy at the age of 11 is first in Greece.”

According tot local media, the girl went to a public hospital on Sunday evening in the company of a woman who most likely was not her mother. Both the girl and the woman are Roma. Some media report that the minor mother was exactly 11 years and 5 months old.

Now the public preosecutor in charge of minors investigates the case because the girl is younger than 12 years old, the pregnacy constitues the crime of “seducing a minor” and a law suit is expected to be filed.

The father of the baby is been registred as “unknown.”

According to local media, the grandmother of the girl has expressed the wish to raise the baby.

UPDATE

Several media report on Tuesday, that the girl had an affair with a 14-year-old who is also the father of the baby.

The grnadmother, 29, had filed a lawsuit against the boy when she found out that the girl was 3 months pregnant. The boy has ‘disappeared’ ever since.

 

PS if the data is correct, the news is more than shocking….

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