9-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth in China

A 9-year-old girl has reportedly given birth to a baby boy in China, news sources are reporting.  According to Yahoo! Shine, the 6-pound baby was delivered Sunday by Cesarean section in Changchun in northeast China.

The identity of the father has not been released, but Yahoo reports that police have been contacted.

[CORRECTION: A number of astute readers correctly pointed out that this Yahoo! story was from 2010 and is not, therefore, "news."  PNN apologizes for the error.]

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  1. by Tony

    On March 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    The police have been contacted…

  2. by Kevin Elrod

    On March 14, 2012 at 4:46 am

    In China, they cut your hand off for stealing. Just think anout what they should do to the man that got this little girl pregnant. Hmm, lemme see…. I know, they should cut off…. well, use your imagination.

  3. by Lin

    On March 14, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Funny how this story is reported here to have just recently happened but elsewhere it is reported this exact same story happened in 2010..why would this site report false information? Makes you question the validity of the story all together.

  4. by Meghan

    On March 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    The link given goes to an article from 2010? How is this news?

  5. by Russ

    On March 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Having a penis is both an honor and a privilege. This man has abused his, therefore I agree with Lin.

  6. by franklin

    On March 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    The one referred to in 2010 was in malaysia not china but they both were 9yrs old. Its sickening that our children aren’t even safe these days. But these type of crimes serve the least time smh

  7. by Matah

    On March 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    No, the 2010 story was not in Malaysia, it was in China and in the exact same province as mentioned here. What a coincidence.

  8. by Ashley

    On March 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    This isn’t even the youngest girl to give birth. Another article reported that a 5 year old gave birth in Lima I believe? How the heck can a toddler conceive, much less how does she know what sex is, and who would want to have sex with a 5 year old??????????????

  9. by Alicia

    On March 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    The 5 year old girl mentioned above, it’s true. It was in some other place, but it was also in 1939. After the delivery by c-section the doctors tested the girl and found that not only was she fully developed & having regular periods at age 3, all because of what was called a type gland problem where she ended up having her body develop faster than it should have. The boy was thought of & raised as her younger brother.

  10. by Mike

    On March 19, 2012 at 8:31 am

    When my wife told me about this last night, I was livid. However, researching the article myself this morning. I found that in 2010 The Huffington Post ran a similar story.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/02/9yearold-girl-gives-birth_n_446034.html

    what’s the deal here? Does yahoo recycle old stories? I’m beginning to wonder if the media is trying to stir something up…. but wait….. that doesn’t happen in America, right?

    Like another reader suggested above, it really makes you question the validity of the article and the source. EPIC FAIL in my book.

  11. by Chaz

    On March 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    But then again they still drown baby girls out in the villages because they are regarded as worthless

  12. by Jessica

    On March 29, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I just checked Wikipedia and there was actually a 9yr old in 2010 and in 2012 who both gave birth to a baby boy, both in the same part of China. The youngest on record to give birth was 5. There are many on record from 5 yrs up, sickening!

  13. by Frankie

    On April 2, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Why do most of the commenters seem to be assuming that this was done by an adult male? I don’t know the current record, but Guinness used to list the youngest conception & birth to a couple in Tibet. When they conceived, the girl was 6 & the boy 7, they had turned 7 & 8 by the time of the birth. I think it also said they were married, unlike so many in our country today.

  14. by Bets

    On April 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

    I have to laugh at all the rubbish that gets published about China. I’m a British expat who has lived here for years and that’s complete rubbish about chopping people’s hands off for stealing. I don’t know where people get this nonsense from!

  15. by Eric

    On April 11, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I’ve heard of a year old giving birth. A YEAR OLD MIND YOU!!!!

  16. by Debi Dowd

    On April 12, 2012 at 6:54 am

    The boy was thought of & raised as her younger brother.

  17. by Lakeshia Mcadams

    On April 14, 2012 at 3:28 am

    But then again they still drown baby girls out in the villages because they are regarded as worthless

  18. by Shayna Malcolm

    On April 19, 2012 at 3:44 am

    The youngest on record to give birth was 5. There are many on record from 5 yrs up, sickening!

  19. by The new beginning

    On May 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I can’t believe a 9 year old can survive giving birth at such a young age. I was twenty two when I gave birth to my first child and I remember how painful it was.

  20. by Jess

    On June 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I find it odd and disturbing that the majority of comments are discussing the fact that this is A) an older story and B) that there has been a “younger” victim than that, when the whole point of the story should be how disgusting this is, who the perpetrator is, and is he being punished and held accountable.

  21. by Alexis

    On June 29, 2012 at 9:25 am

    How disturbing. Who is the man who would possibly make a 9 year old girl pregnant? He should deserve something horrible as punishment. I am not one who approves of violence most of the time, but I must say that this is just…disturbing.

  22. by ruth

    On June 29, 2012 at 10:17 am

    That kind of stuff is common everywhere. Even here, we have had an 11 year old hatch out a kid. Is common and like bastard births is out of control. If it bleeds it breeds. They dress like little hoouchies, and they bend over like bigger hoouchies. Take the dam kid and sell it to some rich person who can have brats.

  23. by motorman

    On June 29, 2012 at 10:18 am

    no wonder the chinese are eating our lunch,they mature faster over there

  24. by Heidi

    On June 29, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Considering that abortion is legal in China,and female fetuses are aborted regularly, one wonders why this fetus wasn’t aborted. What…is it because the baby was a boy? and raised as the girl’s younger brother? Hmmmmm…convaluted way to get around China’s one child policy

  25. by cheryl

    On June 29, 2012 at 10:46 am

    WHAT? She had the baby AND THEN the police were called? What a POS article!

  26. by whoopsgotfiredforbeingatard

    On July 4, 2012 at 2:13 am

    whoever posted this in 2012 should get fired… and never work on a news blog again…

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  28. by Laurie

    On July 20, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Okay, so the news is from 2 years ago. How about you maybe cover what happened to the perv that got her pregnant? Then it could be a follow-up.

  29. by HeHehe

    On July 29, 2012 at 7:08 am

    This man should be locked up for shooting massive spermloads in a girl so young.

  30. by Cassandra

    On July 30, 2012 at 10:22 am

  31. by James Decker

    On September 1, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Hope he sgned a doaner card.

  32. by good one holly

    On September 3, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Why is this article still circulating if 1)it was published March 2012 and 2)it’s actually old news from 2010?

  33. by Kenley

    On September 6, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Yet, it’s still published on CNN on September 6. For shame.

  34. by youknow

    On September 7, 2012 at 7:28 am

    this is ridiculous

  35. by Jamie

    On September 24, 2012 at 11:27 am

    China actually prizes girls over boys at the moment. I was there in may and got this news firsthand.

  36. by CYNTHIA

    On October 10, 2012 at 6:53 am

    This is wrong she just a baby

  37. by Fran B

    On October 10, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Obviously this was posted by mistake (read correction) but who cares if it happened in 2012 or 2010. I want to know what happened to poor little girl and her baby, and is the man (assuming he’s a man) in prison?

  38. by HaveYouThought

    On October 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Has anyone even considered that the father may have even been younger than the girl?

  39. by rachel

    On October 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Frankie do you not see what is so so wrong about your comment. A child shouldn’t be anywhere near married at that age. And because they are then what you think it’s ok that they had a child. Your as sick as this article. A young boy has only learnt it from someone older. And most of the time it is an adult male

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    Babies making babies. This is a case for abortion. The child will be jinxed his whole life. Aren’t the children of abusive parents jinxed similarly. I think they call it generational abuse.

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  55. by Mya

    On December 15, 2012 at 7:57 am

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  56. by sad

    On December 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

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  57. by lrich_9

    On December 26, 2012 at 9:15 am

    OK, so you’ve identified the fact that this happened in 2010, instead of just apologizing for it how about doing a little that they used do in the old days that used to be called “Investigative Journalism”. That way, instead of having to simply post an apology that makes you look very silly, you could actually provide some “news” by telling us what became of this little girl, her baby, if they ever found out who the P O S that got her pregnant in the first place is and what, if anything has been done to him.
    Gotta love those good old fashioned human rights in China, the original story barely even made it into the news and after reading this article it’s become painfully clear that hardly anyone even remembers that this occurred in the first place.
    Since newspapers have been forced to move to the internet it’s become the “Cut & Paste Age” of journalism, you know, the thing we used to call plagiarism. Nowadays once one site posts a story, everyone else posts it immediately thereafter, they may switch a few words around but it’s almost entirely verbatim.
    On top of that, the quality of journalism as a whole has plummeted also in part due to the internet because every media outlet has one pressing concern every day and that’s to be the first one to post a given story so they rush through it as fast as possible, through it on the site and the writing ends up being at about a 6th grade level. Many of the big news sites even go as far as to immediately come up with & post a headline for a big story without actually attaching anything to the headline because they’re still trying to write the article as fast as possible but he, “we were the first ones to post the headline” and that’s considered a success in the business.

    I’ve never been on this particular site before today so I apologize for lumping this site in with all of the major main stream media outlets. So I have no idea if this sort of this happens regularly here or if you guys even do investigative journalism, many sites just repost/change articles and call them their own. In the future though, before going and posting a goofy apology for a goofy mistake, try making up for that mistake by finding out what you would want to know if you were the ones reading this article, it’s as simple as that. If you were to repost this story today but label it as an update and tell us all about what happened since the baby was born, that’s an article that’s good enough that all of the mainstream players will want a piece of it and will have to give your site a plug in the process. I’m assuming that you are well aware of how that works so why not at least make an effort because just a little bit of new information is a heck of a lot more satisfying to the reader than reading a stupid apology without any real explanation.

  58. by LISA

    On January 12, 2013 at 7:45 am

    this should read : 9 YEAR OLD WAS RAPED BY CHILD MOLESTING DEMON AND GAVE BIRTH TO CHILD IN CHINA!

    WTH! THIS IS RAPE AND CHILD ABUSE NOT A STORY OF ENTERTAINMENT! STORIES LIKE THIS ARE PUT OUT THERE AND WRITTEN THIS WAY TO MAKE THE UNNATURAL SEEM NATURAL! HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF THIS WAS YOUR BABY! BABY SMDH

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    On January 14, 2013 at 7:17 am

    So many believed this story….and it was a fake….it just proves that Americans are sheep…I even read a comment that China cuts off peoples hands for stealing…I have never seen or heard of that in China and in many ways China is a more advanced cleaner safer and way more free society than America….but Americans always believe everything they hear

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    On February 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    this is bad for a nine year old girl to give original live birth because its like giving birth to a barbie doll in a bath tub for some reason.So don’t do it,it hurts.

  66. by me

    On February 23, 2013 at 2:29 am

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    On February 23, 2013 at 4:42 am

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    On February 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I didn’t think that was even possible, how can I girl so young give birth. It makes me sick someone would do that to her, the father should be locked up for the rest of his life.

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