Hanoi’s Central Obstetrics Hospital has helped a 12-year-old girl, who is suspected of being raped, to give birth to a 2.7 kg baby.
Doctors at the hospital had to perform a surgery to take the baby out.
Tran Thi V., from Dong Hung District, Thai Binh Province was hospitalized on June 23 in critical conditions as her fetus had entered the 37th week but her reproductive organs and hipbones were not developed enough to give birth safely.
The sixth grader was discharged on June 27 and was the youngest expectant mother the hospital had ever treated, the doctors said.
Phap Luat Newspaper cited a source saying that V. was raped by a 62-year-old man named Dang Van L., a neighbor of her family.
After the surgery, the hospital gave the samples of V.’s hair and blood of the umbilical cord to the police for DNA testing to identify the baby’s father.
According to V.’s relatives, after divorce, V.’s mother went abroad and left V. to the care of her grandmother.
Three months ago, the mother returned to Vietnam and was surprised to see V’s growing abdomen. She took her daughter to a doctor, who later said V. was 6 months pregnant.
The police are investigating.