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Lina Marcela Medina de Jurado (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlina meˈðina]; born 23 September 1933) is a Peruvian woman who became the youngest confirmed mother in history when she gave birth on 14 May 1939, aged five years, seven months, and 21 days. Based on the medical assessments of her pregnancy, she was less than five years old when she became pregnant, which was possibly due to precocious puberty.
Six weeks after the diagnosis, on 14 May 1939, Medina gave birth to a boy by caesarean section. She was 5 years, 7 months, and 21 days old, the youngest person in history to give birth. The caesarean birth was necessitated by her small pelvis. The surgery was performed by Lozada and Dr Busalleu, with Dr Colareta providing anaesthesia. The doctors found she had fully mature sexual organs from precocious puberty. Dr. Edmundo Escomel reported her case in the medical journal La Presse Médicale, including that her menarche had occurred at eight months of age, in contrast to previous reports that she had had regular periods since the age of three or two and a half.
Medina's son weighed 2.7 kg (6.0 lb; 0.43 st) at birth and was named Gerardo after her doctor. He was raised believing Medina to be his sister before finding out at age 10 that she was his mother. After initially remaining with the family, Lozada was allowed to take custody of the son at Lozada's home in Lima. Subsequently, he employed Lina at his clinic in Lima (where she also resided), though Lina was only able to see her son occasionally. Her son grew up healthy, but died in 1979 at the age of 40 from bone marrow disease.
In young adulthood, Medina worked as a secretary in the Lima clinic of Lozada, which gave her an education and helped put her son through high school. She married and had a second son in 1972. In 2002, she refused an interview with Reuters, just as she had turned away many reporters in years past.
Background: Young mothers (age 14-24 years), who are often low income, are less likely than other mothers to breastfeed for 6 months. They also are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive forms of breast cancer; breastfeeding significantly reduces this risk. While adolescent breastfeeding has been investigated from the perspective of the individual, the social ecological model recognizes the influence of factors at multiple levels.
Methods: Using a cross-sectional prospective qualitative design with a community-based participatory research approach, we sought to identify influential factors at each social ecological level: individual, relationship, community, and societal/structural. We used purposeful sampling, and enlisted snowball sampling. We interviewed stakeholder experts ( n = 9) and dyads ( n = 6) consisting of a young mother and her decision-making partner. Groups of young mothers ( n = 6 groups) collectively created community maps while discussing their feelings about infant feeding in different locations. Using collaborative data analysis, we identified themes and categorized barriers and facilitators according to the social ecological levels.
Results: Four meta-themes emerged: roles, place, stigma, and support. While some barriers and facilitators were similar to those experienced by mothers of all ages, participants reported multiple overlapping stigmas, requiring more support.
Conclusion: Young mothers who decide to breastfeed encounter barriers at multiple levels. Policies and programs aiming to increase breastfeeding rates in this group must address these barriers and enlist identified facilitators.
In 2019, WHO and Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS convened a learning session of scientific and programmatic experts to consolidate the evidence on why HIV-affected adolescent mothers and their children are being left behind and to deliberate on the multiple-level changes needed to improve their outcomes. This technical brief follows on from that session and will be useful to HIV programme managers in health ministries and other adolescent- and youth-linked line ministries, especially those in in sub-Saharan Africa, in implementing, monitoring and evaluating adolescent and youth-responsive and -friendly health services for young mothers living with HIV.
This technical brief aims to inform and support global dialogue and accelerate action on prioritizing services and support for adolescent and young mothers living with HIV. It details core programmatic examples and key strategies actions from across sub Saharan Africa that demonstrate how governments, health facilities, social services, communities, families and adolescent and young mothers are working together to bridge the gap between adolescent and adult-focused HIV and maternal health services. The programme examples provided serve to highlight potential and ongoing learnings in countries.
Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said the teenager was fleeing the violence early Monday when the killers caught up to her outside the home in Goshen, a central California community of about 3,000 residents in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley, and shot the young mother and her child "assassination-style."
Deputies found more victims inside the home, including the grandmother. Down the street they discovered the teen mom and her baby. A forensics investigation revealed she had tried to run away before the shooter caught up with her and stood over her and fired multiple rounds into her skull, Boudreaux said.
Facing a fight was not something foreign to Wooten. A Trussville, Alabama, native, she was a survivor of a rare form of ovarian cancer after being diagnosed at age 16 and undergoing treatment at UAB. She endured a seven-year journey filled with inseminations and IVF to become a mother, and never expected that another curveball could be thrown at her.
Heather first noticed a difference in her hearing when her oldest two children were toddlers, and was told that she could expect to be fitted with hearing aids at a young age. However, after the birth of her third child, her hearing loss was profound. Heather relates, "I woke in the hospital after giving birth and the doctors were standing on the side of the bed talking to me and I couldn't hear them at all. It was really scary. I could tell they were talking but I couldn't understand what they were saying."
"Yesterday, judges with the power to immediately save the life of a young mother who desperately wants to live chose not to do so. We are outraged at their abdication of their role to protect and defend Beatriz's life and health. There is no justice in this delay, and definitely no humanity," said Esther Major, Central America Researcher at Amnesty International.
The Mothers Project Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides a comprehensive array of services to 17-21 year-old pregnant and parenting young women with mental health challenges who are referred by DCFS or DJJ. The TLP includes 24-hour staffed residences where young mothers and their children live together, and receive support and guidance at the moments when it is most needed. Additionally, Mothers Project TLP residents receive case management, individual and group therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training, psychiatry and medication management support, Parent Education, and IPS Supported Employment and Education services, as well as crisis intervention when needed.
The Mothers Project PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Program provides support to families with parents of any age who are experiencing mental health struggles and homelessness through comprehensive case management services, assistance with housing access benefits attainment, and psychiatry. PATH involved mothers also have access to our Employment Specialist, and those with young children are offered Parent Education and access to our Early Learning Center for their children. For more information or to make a referral, please contact the program at 773-537-3293.
The Thresholds Mothers Project Early Learning Center (ELC) is a specialized daycare for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, with a focus on Early Childhood Mental Health. With the Creative Curriculum as the foundation, the ELC provides a safe and fun environment that supports individual learning and development. Parents of 0-3 year old children receive home visiting with parent education and coaching using the Parents as Teachers model. The parent coaching supports mothers in developing growth-producing relationships with their children by increasing their knowledge of child development and of effective parenting practices, identifying and building on parent, child and family strengths, and focusing on parent-child healthy interactions.
The DC Young Mother of the Year award is being presented by American Mothers Inc., a national NGO that champions women by honoring, educating, and serving mothers at home, at work, and in the world. Through its advocacy, the non-profit also seeks to reduce rates of violence in the United States and around the world. Each year, American Mothers Inc. honors outstanding mothers across the United States for their contributions to their families and communities.
She is candid about the difficulty of juggling work and home life, but says she feels an obligation, as someone with many privileges, to use her education and status to serve the most vulnerable among us. Each day, Layli says she is inspired by the courage of the mothers served at Tahirih.
Published in Nature's Scientific Reports, the research explored the genetic relationship between female reproductive traits and key psychiatric disorders, finding that the genetic risk of ADHD in children was strongly associated with early maternal age at first birth, particular for women younger than 20.
"The approach is twofold. Firstly, we're able to inform young women about the high genetic risk of having a child with ADHD if they give birth at a young age. This may caution and prevent them from giving birth at an immature age, which not only improves their reproductive health but also the maternal environment for their baby. 781b155fdc