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Born in Ticrapo, Peru, to a family of silver smiths – Tiburelo Medina and Victoria Losea, Medina was brought to a hospital by her parents. At the mere age of five years, her parents took her to the hospital due to increasing abdominal size. They thought that Medina probably has some tumor, but her doctors confirmed that she was in her seventh month of pregnancy. Her parents were taken aback and could not believe what they heard. Her consultant doctor, Dr. Gerardo Lozada then took her to Lima, Peru, to get an expert opinion on this unbelievable fact, only to have other specialists confirm that Medina was indeed seven months far along in pregnancy.
Doctors were astonished to find such a little girl being preganant, and it was becoming excessively interesting as well as unbelieveable to accept this fact of the girl present before them. On running investigations and unnderstanding her body, Medina was believed to have developed a completely functional reproductive system by the mere age of 2 years. She also, otherwise, held a perfectly normal body. Her mental and emotional growth were all in line with that of a 5 year old, except for her reproductive system, which was of that of a 20 year old girl, capable of being impregnated and to give birth to an off spring.
Medina, however, has never been able to reveal who the father of the child was nor was she able to reveal the circumstances of her impregnation. Escomel suggested she might not actually know herself by writing that Medina “couldn’t give precise responses”. Although Lina’s father was arrested on the suspicion of having sexullay abused his child, he was later released out of custody due to lack of proper evidence that could prove any of these mishaps. Eventually, the biological father of Lina Medina’s child, who impregnated Lina could never be identified. However, Medina’s son grew up healthy and died in 1979 at the age of 40 years. For some part of his life, Lina Medina’s son, Gerardo believed that Medina was his elder sister. It was when Gerardo turned 11 years old that the truth was revealed to him.
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