Number of twins being born at ‘all-time high’, researchers say


Cosmic Twins perform on stage during dress rehearsal for the Danish Melodi Grand Prix 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 6, 2021. More than 1.6 million twins are now being born every year, researchers have found out. – EPA pic, March 12, 2021.


MORE twins – almost one in 40 children – are being born than ever before, according to research published today, citing the rapid rise in medically assisted reproduction as a major factor.

More than 1.6 million twins are now being born every year, researchers said in a paper published in the scientific journal Human Reproduction.


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