Raped 13 year-old gives birth to triplets

A 13-year-old girl, Francisca Lopez Perez, that was raped by a man who was selling sweets in the street, has given birth to a set of triplets.

The triplets each weighed only about 2.2 lbs (1 kg) and the two oldest were rushed to the emergency ward of a local hospital where they later died.

Miss Lopez Perez said she had become pregnant after she had been raped by a ‘candy seller’ who she was not able to identify.

She has to constantly take the baby boy to hospital as he is so small that he regularly needs oxygen.

The case of Lopez Perez was highlighted by the Observatory on Sexual and Reproductive Health of Guatemala (Osar).

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According to reports, at least there have been 2,102 pregnancies involving girls, aged between 10 and 14, between January and July this year in the country.

And another 59,584 teenage girls, aged 15 to 19, became pregnant over the same period.

Source: tsb. com.ng


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