The Twin Birthrate Is On The Rise

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The Twin Birthrate Is On The Rise
Researchers analyzed birth records in 100 countries and found since the 1980s, twin birth rose by a third.

In vitro fertilization are medically assisted reproductive procedures that help more women give birth. And new research shows these types of modern technology are resulting in a twin peak — more twin births globally — even as more women choose to have babies later in life.

Researchers analyzed birth records in 100 countries and found since the 1980s, twin birth rose by a third. One in 42 people are born a twin. That’s 1.6 million twins worldwide.  

While we’ve reached a modern high when it comes to twin births, researchers say we may be hitting a peak as more fertility specialists are focusing on single embryo transfers.