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A 16-year-old girl has given birth to triplets for the second time in a case which has stunned doctors and caused outrage in Argentina.

The girl, named only as Pamela, had a second set of female triplets earlier this month after giving birth to her first set at the age of 15 in July 2006. She had her first child, a boy, when she was just 14.

All seven children were born prematurely but without any kind of fertility treatment. While doctors say the three newborns and their mother are well, the case has sparked debate across Argentina.

The girl is sixteen and she already has seven children? Whatever happened to sex education? Or The Pill, even?

I can’t even blame Gisele Bundchen for this. Dammit.

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  • That is a horrible story, because the 7 kids are the ones that are going to suffer. How can a family of 9 survive with only the grandmother working? Why didn’t the mother take her daughter to a doctor for birth control pills after her first child? This is insane.

    My husband’s ex took their daughter to the clinic when she was 16, right when the mom found out her daughter was having sex. I agreed with her 100%.

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  • sallahdog
    February 25
    1:20 pm

    sure you can blame Giselle…. She got some kid horny who got to this girl…. see? All Giselles fault…

    I have a hard enough time raising 2 kids, I can’t even imagine the slog its going to be to get 7 kids to adulthood with all the other strikes against her…

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  • She almost has enough for her own baseball team.
    So sad and pathetic.

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  • sure you can blame Giselle…. She got some kid horny who got to this girl…. see? All Giselles fault…

    At 16 years old, and with the child living under the mothers roof, I believe it is the mothers fault that this happened. My sister was 16 when she first had her daughter, and my mom took her to a clinic after that and got her birth control pills and counseling. If you don’t take a step to try and fix it, it’s not ever going to get fixed.

    I’m a mother of two kids myself, and making them aware of what happens when you have sex is important.

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  • azteclady
    February 25
    3:26 pm

    My first thought was the same as Jade–where the hell was the adult during all this? You would think that after having a 14yo pregnant, the mother would be very much on top of things.

    On the other hand, if the only adult is also the sole breadwinner, how much supervision is that teenager getting?

    And lets not forget that this is a very Catholic country in which birth control can be seen–particularly by the poor and uneducated–as teh ebol.

    Definitely the ones who will pay for all this idiocy will be those babies–more than likely with the cycle just repeating itself. ugh

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  • Kimberly Anne
    February 25
    3:41 pm

    I think the country’s Catholicism is as much to blame as anything else, really. Make birth control evil, teach abstinence only to your young people, and what happens? You get a whole lot of teenagers who have babies because they either don’t know any better or think taking precautions is trucking with the Devil.

    This is why the Catholic Church will never come out in favor of birth control. When young girls have babies, they get that many more followers. And those babies, if never taught about responsible sexual activity, will only go on to continue the cycle.

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  • azteclady
    February 25
    5:14 pm

    I tried posting this earlier but my computer burped.

    Kimberly Anne, I’m by no means a fan of the Catholic Church, but I think that this,

    When young girls have babies, they get that many more followers

    while probably exactly the point in the Middle Ages is a little bit too “conspiracy to take over the world” for me.

    Particularly because, gee, just look around the USofA, and the ‘abstinence only’ so-called sex ed programs, and the rise of teen pregnancies here. Unless you mean that this plot is used by pretty much all organized religions? (Mormons, fundamentalist Christian sects, Muslims, Jews?)

    Anybody who knows better–links?–please feel free to educate me. I’m talking out my ass here.

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  • This is sad. I know some parents frown on putting teenagers on birth control, but after the first set, she should have been put on birth control.

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  • Uh, after the first set, I’d be too scared to even think about sex for a good long while.

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  • sallahdog
    February 25
    5:45 pm

    Uh, after the first set, I’d be too scared to even think about sex for a good long while.

    ;lol, after the first set my husband would have moved to Canada and had a vasectomy and we would have had my tubes tied, and….. I felt the same way after my second came along, I was 37 and he didn’t sleep through the night for a year… it was like, dont you TOUCH me! UHH uhhhh, no more… Of course this is a woman who really treasures her 8 hours talking.. teenagers don’t tend to think beyond this hour, much less years out..

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  • Kimberly Anne
    February 25
    10:32 pm

    azteclady, you’re right. The way I put it, it does sound like a conspiracy theory. And that isn’t quite what I meant. I don’t think abstinence only programs are in place in order for Catholics or any other religions to get more followers. I think that the influx of new members is one of the big reasons that they won’t change their position on birth control.

    When you said that this is a mindset more on par with the Middle Ages, you hit pretty close to the truth. Many organized religions act as if they are still in the Middle Ages, and are very much against changing with the times. When the opportunity arises for groups similar to the Catholic Church to step up and join the 21st century, they very rarely do.

    That’s what I was trying to say. Blame my lack of clarity on posting before breakfast.

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  • azteclady
    February 25
    10:37 pm

    Kimberly, what scares me is that many of these religious groups would rather drag society back to the middle ages–and damn the consequences to everyone in this small and overburdened planet.

    /rant

    *ahem*

    Carry on, people, I’m back to what passes for normal here.

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  • I have no words. This is just unbelievable. How they will all survive to have any sort of life is beyond my understanding. God help them all.

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  • Misa
    February 27
    6:44 am

    I am at a loss for words and quite sad that something like this continued to go on. I would actually suspect child abuse in a case where a 16 year old is giving birth multiple times. When reading a blog/gossip site that I visit I came up with this:

    http://illseed.wordpress.com/2008/02/25/got-parents-ill-kids-get-their-swerve-on/

    Shocking, just shocking and these kids need their little behinds beat.

    (I hope it’s ok to post links, if not, my apologies).

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  • 7 children? Wow. I’m twice her age and the thought of having responsibility for the care and well being of one child terrifies me.

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