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View Diary: MEXICAN (oh nos!!) Girl Pregnant At Eight Years Old (35 comments)

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  •  Yeah, I meant that I'm not going to (2+ / 0-)
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    pucklady, ban nock

    sit in judgment of her situation right now; however she was impregnated, at this point there is a child to deal with. I don't know the backstory of how she got pregnant (I was very surprised that she was able to get pregnant at such a young age). I don't know what village she came from, but we always must be careful in assuming that our own mores are universal.

    •  I live in Mexico and the mores here are (1+ / 0-)
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      that at 15 is the quincenera, the coming out party for girls, when culturally they are considered to be no longer little girls.  The laws are complex and vary state to state, but the youngest age of consent in Mexico is 12/puberty, the highest 15, although there are many restrictions on how that works before 18 years of age.

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