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Useful Links
Links to all relevant organisations that provide support, advice and information to parents and professional carers of twins, triplets and higher order multiples. Includes international links, twins' research, fertility services and assistance for families who require specialist support.

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10 Amazing Facts About Twins - Top 10 things you (probably) didn't know about twins!1. The scientific study of twins is known as "gemellology." The word twin is probably derived from an ancient German word twine, which means 'two together.'2.1 in every 32 children born is a twin (1 in 65 pregnancies results in a twin birth). Twins account for 1.5% of all pregnancies or 3% of the population.3.The twinning rate has risen 50% in the last 20 years. This is attributed to an increase in maternal age, wider use of IVF and assisted conception and advancement of medical technology.4. Fraternal twins do run in the family but only on the maternal line. If a mother herself is a fraternal twin, the chance of conceiving twins increases four-fold.5. The rate for identical twins, or mon read more