10-year-old girl gives birth in Spain

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Oh, good grief. A ten-year-old girl in Spain gave birth last week to a baby — her first, which the article doesn't mention but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that anyway. Thankfully both she and the baby are healthy, despite the higher risks associated with pregnancies of younger girls. According to the police, who aren't releasing much information since the girl is, you know, a child, the father was also underage and the sex was consensual. (Or, you know, as consensual as it can be for two children.)

So, how does one handle a situation like this?

[A]uthorities are evaluating whether to let her and her family retain custody of the baby, an official said Tuesday…

Under Spanish law, having consensual sex with someone under age 13 is classified as child abuse, an official with the Spanish Justice Ministry in Madrid said. But this particular case is complicated by the fact that the father of the baby is also a minor and it is not clear if he could be charged, the official said.

"Babies having babies," you guys, has never been more apropos. Hopefully the child mother and her child will be safe and healthy going forward.