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This is generally a list of the youngest known birth mothers younger than 12 years of age. Three of the 12 entries for age 9 or younger are for mothers in Peru. Two of these cases are the result of rape by cousins. For entries for mothers aged 10 or 11, the United States is the most common location.

Youngest mothers

Mother Age of mother Father Location Notes
Guenda Weeks 3 years,2 months, 5 day

Best friend Joe sahara

5 years, 7 months, 21 days

Unknown Lima, Peru 1939: Entering precocious puberty at the age of 5; Medina gave birth to a Template:Convert/kg son, named Gerardo, by caesarean section on May 14, 1939 in Lima. Her parents, who assumed their daughter had a tumor, took her to a hospital, where she was determined to be seven months pregnant. Although Medina's father was arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse, he was later released due to lack of evidence, and the identity of who impregnated Medina was never uncovered.[1]
Liza 6 years Liza's grandfather Ukraine 1934: 6-year old girl Liza gave birth naturally in 1934 in Ukraine after being impregnated by her grandfather. The baby was stillborn.[2]
Mum-Zi 8 years, 4 months Unknown Calabar, Nigeria Mum-Zi was member of Chief Akkiri's harem on the island of Calabar, Nigeria. Her daughter also gave birth extremely early, making Mum-Zi a grandmother at age 17.[3][4]
Unidentified 8 years, 11 months Unknown Huanuco, Peru 2006: A girl from Huánuco, Peru, gave birth to a baby weighing Template:Convert/kg by caesarean section at a hospital in Lima in December 2006. Her ninth birthday occurred a couple of days later.[5] She became pregnant after being raped by two of her cousins.[6]
Hilda Trujillo 9 years Trujillo's 22-year-old cousin, who was staying in her family's one-room house at the time, was arrested for rape. Lima, Peru 1957: Hilda Trujillo gave birth to a girl weighing over 6 lb (2.7 kg) at a hospital in Lima, Peru in December 1957.[7]
Wanwisa Janmuk 9 years Janmuk's 27-year-old husband; Thai law allows for the arranged marriages of minors by their parents. Phetchabun, Thailand 2001: Wanwisa Janmuk gave birth in February 2001 to a girl at a hospital in Phetchabun, a northern province of Thailand.[8]
Unidentified 9 years Unknown Singapore 2004: A Singaporean girl gave birth to a boy in 2004 after being impregnated by a fellow student at her school. Her mother initially thought she had a urinary tract infection, but, upon taking her to the doctor, learned she was already six months pregnant. The baby was placed for adoption.[9]
Unidentified 9 years The girl was raped by the family's domestic servant. Butare, Rwanda 2005: A girl gave birth to a baby boy by caesarean section at a hospital in Butare, Rwanda, in December 2005. The child underwent breast development at age six and menarche at age eight.[10]
Unidentified 9 years Unknown Brazil 2006: A girl of the Apurinã, an indigenous people from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, gave birth to a baby girl weighing 2.2 kg (4.8 lb) by caesarean section at a hospital in Manaus in July 2006. Police are investigating the case.[11][12]
Unidentified 9 years Unknown Changchun, China 2010: Girl gave birth to a healthy boy weighing 6 lb (2.7 kg) in Changchun, China, February 2010.[13]
Unidentified 9 years A 14-year-old neighbor Penang, Malaysia 2010: A 9-year-old girl from Penang in Malaysia gave birth to a healthy baby boy in May, 2010. No police report was made by the parents.[14]
Sally Deweese 10 years, 13 days Unknown Butler County, Kentucky, United States 1834: Sally Deweese of Butler County, Kentucky, was reported by Dr. D. Rowlett to have delivered a baby girl weighing Template:Convert/lb on April 20, 1834. Deweese allegedly developed breasts within weeks of birth and began menstruating at 12 months.[15]
Unidentified 10 years Unknown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 1979: A girl aged 10 gave birth to twins six weeks premature, both weighing 3 lb 6 oz, at a hospital in Indianapolis. She is thought to have been the youngest mother of twins at the time.[16]
Unidentified 10 years A 28-year-old was arrested on a charge of rape. Mother from Bolivia, birth in Argentina 2000: A girl from Bolivia gave birth to a baby girl weighing Template:Convert/kg by caesarean section at a hospital in Parque Patricios, Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 25, 2000.[17][18]
Unidentified 10 years The girl's father Bolivian girl, birth in Chile 2005: A bolivian girl living in Calama, Chile, gave birth to a baby boy by caesarean section at a hospital in Antofagasta, Chile on April 13, 2005. The child became pregnant after having been raped by her father at age nine. Her parents, who both came from Bolivia, were jailed.[19][20][21]
Unidentified 10 years Unknown Switzerland 2005: A girl gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital in Sion, Switzerland in August 2005. She had immigrated to Switzerland from Cameroon with her siblings when her mother married a Swiss citizen. A 68-year-old man who was in a relationship with the mother admitted to having molested the girl but a DNA test found that he was not the father of the girl's child.[22][23][24]
Unidentified 10 years The girl was raped by then-26-year-old William Edward Ronca. Ronca admitted to having molested the girl over a two year period and was sentenced to 25 years in prison as a result. Abbeville, South Carolina, United States 2006: A girl in Abbeville, South Carolina gave birth by caesarean section in 2006. The baby was placed for adoption.[25]
Unidentified 10 years The father was a then-13-year-old boy who attended the same school as the girl. Belgium 2006: A girl from Charleroi, Belgium gave birth in 2006. After the child began gaining weight, her mother put her on a diet, but when the girl visited a doctor, it was discovered that she was nine months pregnant. News of the birth did not become publicly known until 2007.[26]
Unidentified 10 years The girl became pregnant after being raped by a 47-year-old neighbour, who was sentenced to 11 years, 6 months in prison for the crime. Jaral del Progreso, Guanajuato, Mexico 2006: A girl from Jaral del Progreso, Guanajuato, Mexico gave birth naturally to a baby girl weighing Template:Convert/kg on April 3, 2006.[27][28]
Unidentified 10 years Her pregnancy was the result of a rape committed by the 65-year-old landlord of the house which her parents rented. The man was jailed. San Lorenzo Cacaotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico 2007: A girl from San Lorenzo Cacaotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico gave birth to a baby boy on July 2, 2007.[29][30][31][32]
Unidentified 10 years 37-year-old Guadalupe Gutierrez-Juarez was jailed on one felony count of rape. St. Anthony, Idaho, United States 2008: In St. Anthony, Idaho, U.S., a girl gave birth to a Template:Convert/lb baby at Madison Memorial Hospital.[33]
Elena Chiritescu 10 years Gheorghe Mecic, the girl's 13-year-old cousin[34] Jerez de la Frontera, Spain 2010: In Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, a girl of Romanian origin gave birth to a baby.[35] The mother of the girl claimed that giving birth at such a young age was common in Romania.[36]
Unidentified 11 years, 10 months The girl's stepbrother Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom 1972: A girl gave birth at the age of 11 years, 10 months at Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital in Aylesbury, England.[37]
Maria Tizziano 11 years Vincenzo Castro, Maria's 18-year-old boyfriend Adrano, Sicily 1992: 11-year old Italian girl Maria Tizziano gave birth to her first son. The next year the second came along and she was still only 14 when the third boy was born. Maria, her boyfriend and a father of her sons Vincenzo Castro and their three sons all lived with her mother (who became a grandmother at 29) in a two-room flat.[38]
Unidentified 11 years The girl was raped by a 75-year-old man, who was arrested on April 17, 2002. Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States 2002: A girl from Bridgeport, Connecticut gave birth.[39]
Bogdana Korenkova 11 years The girl is suspected to have been impregnated by a 26-year-old neighbour, who fled in the fear of facing prosecution. Kharkov, Ukraine 2004: Bogdana Korenkova gave birth to a baby boy weighing 8.4 lb (3.8 kg) at a hospital in Kharkov, Ukraine in January 2004.[40]
Nadya Gnatyuk 11 years The girl's father Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine 2004: Nadya Gnatyuk gave birth in April 2004 after being raped by her own father. In 2005 she got married and in December 2006 she became mother for the second time at the age of 14.[41]
Valentina Isaeva 11 years, 10 months 19-year-old Habibula Patahonov from Tajikistan, who rented a room in a flat where Valentina was living with her grandmother. Moscow, Russia 2005: Valentina Isaeva gave birth to a girl in Moscow, Russia.[42] The child's father was sentenced conditionally for child abuse but was not jailed because he was willing to support Valentina and their daughter.[43]
Unidentified 11 years A 37-year-old man was arrested. Mother from Africa, Birth in London, England, United Kingdom 2006: A girl of African origin gave birth to a baby boy at a hospital in west London, United Kingdom on May 5, 2006.[44]
Unidentified 11 years An elderly security guard was arrested in connection with rape. Cape Town, South Africa 2007: A girl from Valhalla Park, Cape Town, South Africa gave birth to a baby boy on July 12, 2007.She agreed to give the baby up for adoption on the condition she could visit him once a month.[45]
Unidentified 11 years The girl's mother's boyfriend, Michael Chaffer, was sentenced to 28 years in prison on charges of felonious assault and two counts of rape. Lockland, Ohio, United States 2007: A girl from Lockland, Ohio, gave birth to a child on November 4, 2007. The baby is under the care of relatives.[46]
Kordeza Zhelyazkova 11 years 19-year-old husband Jeliazko Dimitrov, with whom the child was allegedly conceived a week after meeting, now faces up to six years in jail for having sex with a minor. Sliven, Bulgaria 2009: Kordeza Zhelyazkova, a Roma school girl, gave birth to a healthy daughter in Bulgaria on her wedding day.[47][48]
Unidentified 11 years Unknown Texas, United States 2010: A girl in Texas, USA gave birth without complications to a healthy baby boy. "My daughter and (her) baby are fine, and the baby is absolutely beautiful," said the mother of the 11-year-old girl.[49]

Youngest grandmothers

Grandmother Age as grandmother Age as mother Location Notes
(mentioned above)
17 years 8 years, 4 months Calabar, Nigeria She is believed to be the world's youngest grandmother.[4]
Unidentified 25 years 13 years Adrano, Sicily A 25-year-old woman from Adrano became a grandmother after her 12-year-old daughter gave birth to a baby boy c. 1997.[38]
Unidentified 26 years 14 years Rotherham, South Yorkshire A woman in Britain gave birth to a daughter at 14, and her daughter gave birth to a child at 12 years in 1999. The woman is said to be Britain's youngest grandmother.[50] The girl's first baby was fathered by a man of 23 who was also her mother's lover. He had fathered a child with her mother, too, which was born ten days before hers. He was convicted of having unlawful sexual intercourse and jailed for seven years, but the sentence was halved on appeal. Two years later the girl, then 14-year-old, was pregnant again, from 17-year old out of work boy.[51]
(daughter Bogdana Korenkova mentioned above)
28 years 17 years Kharkov, Ukraine Her 11-year-old daughter, Bogdana, gave birth to a child in 2004.[52]
Kasey Leach 28 years ? Queensland, Australia She was considered as the youngest grandmother in Australia in 2008, while comparing herself to the Brady Bunch.[53]
Julia Elia 29 years 15 years Naples, Italy Her 14-year-old daughter, Anna, gave birth to a child in 2010.[54]
(daughter Maria Tizziano mentioned above)
29 years 18 years Adrano, Sicily Maria was only 29 years old when her 11-year-old daughter gave birth to her first son in 1992.[38]
Flora M. Davis 29 years 13 years Waverly, Iowa Flora M. Davis got married at 12 gave birth to her first child at 13. At 15 her daughter got married and gave birth to her daughter a year after, making Flora a grandmother at age 29 and Flora's mother a great-grandmother at age 52 in 1903.[55]
Leticia Magee 29 years 13 years USA Leticia Magee, 29, who gave birth to daughter at 13, became probably the youngest grandmother in USA when her 16-year-old daughter, Celia, gave birth to a son Russell in 2007.[56]
Trine Andreassen 29 years 16 years Norway Became a mother at 16 in May 1995, her daughter became a mother at 13 in September 2008.[57][unreliable source?]

Youngest great-grandmothers

Great-grandmother Age as great-grandmother Age as mother Location Notes
Dolores Davis 44 years ? ? Dolores Davis is said to be in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's youngest great grandmother at the age of 44.[58]
Edna Bertonelle 48 years 15 years Paris, France Edna Bertonelle got married at 14, and her first child, a daughter, married at the same age. At 31 she was a grandmother, and her first grandson got married at the age of 17. At 48 Edna Bertonelle became a great-grandmother in c. 1909.[59]
Stella Boyd 49 years ? Maybole, Ayrshire Stella Boyd became a great-grandmother at the age of 49 in May 1997 when her 13-year-old granddaughter gave birth to her son.[60]
Jean McGahey 52 years 16 years England Mrs. McGahey gave birth to her first child at the age of 16 and became a grandmother at 33. Her first granddaughter gave birth at age 19, making Mrs McGahey a great-grandmother at age 52 in 2000.[60]
Sarah Bartholomew
(daughter Flora M. Davis mentioned above)
52 years 22 years Waverly, Iowa Her daughter gave birth at 13 and her granddaughter became a mother at 16, making Mrs. Bartholomew a great-grandmother at 52 in 1903.[55]

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