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Mexican authorities blame parents of 9-year-old mom

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – A senior health official in Mexico has criticized the parents of a nine-year-old girl, who gave birth last month, for not reporting her pregnancy as soon as they became aware of their daughter’s situation.

Jose Antonio Munoz Serrano, secretary of health for the western state of Jalisco, where the girl lives, said the parents knew their daughter was pregnant for months and did not notify authorities despite her young age, El Universal reported.

Munoz Serrano said authorities were concerned about the girl’s family, with whom she is living with her baby girl, CNN Mexico reported.

“We are worried that the girl’s parents didn’t notify the health sector about their daughter’s pregnancy so that she could receive medical attention during her pregnancy,” he said.

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