Eleven-year-old schoolgirl found to be pregnant

Two West Berbice schoolgirls, an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old ended up at a hospital where it was discovered that they were both pregnant.

The Probation & Social Services department in Region Five and the police are also conducting investigations into the matters. The girls have since been placed in protective custody.

Police are currently on the hunt for the 11-year-old’s neighbour while a 17-year-old boy implicated in the other girl’s case was arrested and placed on $10,000 station bail.

Meanwhile a doctor at the institution is concerned about the health risk to the girls, especially the 11-year-old, becoming pregnant at such tender ages.

The doctor said the younger girl who is six weeks pregnant seems to be a “baby herself.” The 13-year-old is about 20 weeks pregnant.

He felt that the 11-year-old should have a termination of the pregnancy which her parents have agreed to.

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