Without complications 11-year-old girl gives birth baby girl weighing 3.5kg in Paraguay

Without complications 11-year-old girl gives birth baby girl weighing 3.5kg in Paraguay. A baby girl, weighing 3.5kg (7lb 11oz), was born without any complications.

Allegedly repeatedly raped by her stepfather.

The girl’s mother charged with negligence. Stepfather, Gilberto Benitez Zarate, arrested.

The case put a spotlight on Paraguay’s strict abortion laws and described as a “tragedy” by humanitarian groups.

An 11-year-old girl in Paraguay who allegedly repeatedly raped by her stepfather give birth to a baby girl after she denied an abortion.

Dr Mario Villalba, director of the Red Cross hospital in Asuncion, told local radio the baby delivered by caesarean section and doing well.

A baby girl, weighing 3.5kg (7lb 11oz), born without any complications or anomalies,” he said.

All together for a dignified and happy childhood,” reads a banner held by demonstrators.

11 year old girl gives birth without any complications in Paraguay.

The post-operative recovery is going very well.

“The authorities’ handling of the case sparked outrage in the overwhelmingly Catholic country.

Without complications 11-year-old girl gives birth baby girl weighing 3.5kg in Paraguay.

Where abortion is illegal except when the mother’s life is at risk.

When the case came to light in May, the unnamed girl was 10 years old and 22 weeks pregnant.

International humanitarian groups argued the girl’s body was not able to support her pregnancy and her life was in danger.

Without complications 11-year-old girl gives birth baby girl weighing 3.5kg in Paraguay.

Without complications 11-year-old girl gives birth baby girl weighing 3.5kg in Paraguay.

A screenshot of the girl’s mother (left) being interviewed by a reporter.

But the government, courts, the Catholic Church and other groups insisted the pregnancy should not be terminated, partly due to its advanced stage.

After the birth, Erika Guevara, Amnesty’s director for the Americas, said:

“Only time will tell the true extent of the physical and psychological consequences of her tragic ordeal.

It is terrifying that her story will remain all too common unless Paraguay does more to protect victims of sexual violence.

Decriminalise abortion and guarantee the availability of modern contraceptives and access to information about sexual and reproductive rights.”

The girl’s 42-year-old stepfather, Gilberto Benitez Zarate, was arrested in May and is awaiting trial on rape charges.

He faces 15 years in prison if convicted of rape.

But the government, courts, the Catholic Church and other groups insisted the pregnancy should not terminated.

Partly due to its advanced stage. After the birth,

Erika Guevara, Amnesty’s director for the Americas, said: “Only time will tell the true extent of the physical and psychological consequences of her tragic ordeal.

Without complications 11-year-old girl gives birth baby girl weighing 3.5kg in Paraguay.

It is terrifying that her story will remain all too common unless Paraguay does more to protect victims of sexual violence, decriminalise abortion and guarantee.

The availability of modern contraceptives and access to information about sexual and reproductive rights.”

The girl’s 42-year-old stepfather, Gilberto Benitez Zarate, arrested in May and awaiting trial on rape charges.

He faces 15 years in prison if convicted of rape.

Zarate denied the charges and claimed he set up by his girlfriend, the girl’s mother. The girl’s motherĀ  charged with negligence.