Published January 14, 2015
A 9-year-old girl has given birth to a healthy child in northeast China, MX reported Tuesday.
The baby, reportedly a boy, was delivered via Caesarean section on January 27 and weighed in at 6 pounds.
Circumstances surrounding the girl's pregnancy were unknown, but her parents have sought legal help, according to the City Evening News, as sex with a child under the age of 14 brings with it an automatic rape conviction.
Despite the young age of the mother, who is from Songyuan, and the potential for severe complications, it has been reported the mother and her new baby are doing fine.
The baby was delivered at Changchun hospital, in the Jilin province. The nursing staff refused to comment.