Pamela Villarruel, An Argentine teenager, poses with her seven children outside her house in the town of Leones in Cordoba Province, northern Argentina, May 11 – 2008. Pamela, a 17 year old girl, bore all seven children in just three pregnancies, had her first boy in 2005 when she was just 14 year old and the other six girls in two deliveries of triplets in the following two years. Pamela and her children currently sleep in the living room of her mother Magdalena.
The saddest part of the story is, the father of Pamela’s first son abandoned them, the father of the first set of triplets was forced out of the house by the family for beating her, and Pamela refused to identify the father of recent triplets. Magdalena requested to have her daughter’s fallopian tubes tied to avoid any further pregnancies, but was denied as Argentine law prohibits the procedure to be done on minors.