A 10-year-old Mexican girl has given birth to a baby boy after a 31-week pregnancy, according to reports.
The premature infant, which
weighed 3.3 pounds, was born by Caesarian section at the Womenís Hospital in
the city of
The young mother, who is from the nearby San Francisco Totimehuacan community, has returned home after the procedure but visits the baby every day to breastfeed, officials said.
Mexican state laws say young moms are unable to have abortions unless a girl can prove she was the victim of sexual assault.
The stateís minimum age of
consent is 12 and women who undergo abortions in
The laws are currently under review.
The girl, who has not been named, arrived at the medical facility on Oct. 22, suffering from life-threatening complications, including seizures.
Hospital officials said the newborn is in a good condition considering his premature birth and the mother is recovering well.
This is not the first case of a
shockingly young girl giving birth in
In August last year, 11-year-old Amalia had a child two weeks premature after she was denied an abortion by the local Justice Department during the fourth month of pregnancy.
She was raped repeatedly by her stepfather when she was 10 years old, but local laws do not allow terminations after three months.