Friday, February 8th, 2013
A 9-year-old girl has reportedly given birth to a baby girl in a western Mexico hospital, The Associated Press is reporting. Police are searching for the 17-year-old boy the girl has identified as the baby’s father. From the AP:
Jalisco state police spokesman Lino Gonzalez says the baby girl was born last week at a hospital in the city of Guadalajara. He says the girl and her baby are doing well.
Gonzalez said Wednesday that the girl’s family alerted authorities after she gave birth and the alleged father has not been seen since in the neighborhood the both live in. He says that if the teenager’s paternity is proven he could face child sex abuse charges.
This news is not the first instance of a 9-year-old girl having a baby of her own; Parents News Now has previously reported on a boy allegedly born to a 9-year-old girl in China.
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Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Three-quarters of all pediatrics tuberculosis patients in the United States have at least one parent who was born outside the country or has lived outside the U.S., according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The findings suggest that sources of potential TB exposure are not being thoroughly explored by pediatricians, and researchers urge doctors to ask about any potential elevated risk factors.
The study found that among US-born pediatric patients, 66 percent had at least one foreign-born parent, which is more than three times the proportion in the general population. Mexico was the most common country the foreign-born parent was from.
Only 25 percent of pediatric patients with TB diagnosed in the United States had no known international connection through family or residence history.
Image: Pregnant woman, via Shutterstock
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