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9-Year-Old Who Gave Birth Reportedly Sterilized Against Her Family's Wishes

by Ericka Sóuter on February 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM

child's handsHers was a hard story to hear. A 9-year-old girl giving birth to a baby when she is just a baby herself. It brought tears to our eyes. The victim of a sexual assault, police in her Mexico town were on the hunt for who they believed to be the father. Though, in the days since the delivery, more has been revealed about the young girl's life, her family, and the sterilization she was forced to undergo, as reported by the Daily Mail Online. Unbelievably, the tale is even more tragic than we knew.

Doctors decided to sterilize her against her family's wishes. Her mother was apparently so angered by the decision, she has reported the hospital to the local human rights commission. It does seem incredibly outrageous. This girl has had to endure something no child ever should at such a young age. She clearly had no choice with what happened to her. But these doctors, it seems, have taken away another choice. We don't know what she will want for herself in the future. She may want to have children when she is an adult and that right has now been stripped away. In many ways, it feels like they are further victimizing the victim.

However, her life, by many accounts, has always been pretty bleak. Neighbors told the Mail Online that she was the "caretaker" of the family, cooking all day instead of going to school. But it gets much worse. Neighbors also claim her mother was a prostitute and may have tried to recruit her daughter into the business.

Family members also made shocking allegations against the girl's stepfather, claiming he has had a history of inappropriate behavior with her and may have sexually abused her. "She's just a child. The girl's mother is in love with him so she protects him, and this is what happens," a relative said. Apparently, the family fled before the police and mayor arrived to their home to question them further. When the story first broke, the father of the baby was believed to be a teenage boy, but now there will be DNA testing to rule out her male relatives. Simply horrifying. With a life already so heartrending, I can only hope and pray the future becomes somehow brighter for this poor child.

Can you believe this girl's story is even worse than we originally thought?


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Filed Under: crime, child abuse

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  • nicol...
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    nicolemead91

    February 8, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    omfg! this is soo crazy! i feel so bad for this lil girl!


  • Mamab...
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    MamabearC

    February 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Truly tragic. I hope they find and punish the scum who did this to her and I hope she is able to escape that hellhole to have a chance at a happy healthy productive life where she will have the option to adopt a child/baby if she wants to become a mom.


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    LostSoul88

    February 8, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    I hope this little girl and her famil gets justice. Bith against that prep and the hospital. The hospital is just as bad as the teen who raped her. 


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    Anton Chigurh

    February 8, 2013 at 11:38 AM
    Don't forget to castrate the daddy!! (no doubt a relative in the familia).
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    BamaGridironGrl

    February 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    My mouth dropped open more and more with every sentence.  O...MY.  Makes you just want to go rescue her!!  And give her a happy life!  My daughter is 9!!  This breaks my heart!


  • ToolA...
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    ToolArmy066

    February 8, 2013 at 12:37 PM
    Poor lil girl :( I bet it was the step father who got her pregnant though.
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    Karen L Zingaro

    February 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM
    This is just not right. It is bad enough that she was raped, but to have her sterilized...And to think that her mother may have tried to get her into prostitution or that her step-father may be the father of her baby. Tryly disgusting. She is just a baby herself. My prayers are with her.
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    teddysmama09

    February 8, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    I don't know the whole story, so I could be way off, but I'm wondering if the doctors chose to sterilize her because of the damage this pregnancy had on her body. A nine year old body is so small and I'm wondering if perhaps hers was so damaged that a future pregnancy could be life threatening. I'm no doctor, so like i said, I could be totally off here, but I can't imagine any other reason why the doctors would sterilize her.


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    blh

    February 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM
    Well if her moms trying to force her into prostitution and she getting raped by adult relatives, its better to be sterilized than popping out a bunch more kids at a stupid young age.
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    PandaPop83

    February 8, 2013 at 2:11 PM
    This is horrible! What makes me mad the most is that the mother is allegedly a hooker and was possibly trying to recruit this little girl, and the stepfather abuses her, yet her mother gets posses about the doctors decision to sterilize her? In my opinion, this mother room this couldn't rights away as soon as she made the decision to use her daughter for her own gains. And we don't know why doctors sterilized the child. Maybe there was a complication. She's 9. Her body wasn't quite ready to carry a child and deliver it. This is her mother's fault for allowing this to happen to her IF the allegations are true.
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