Is a Female Twin Infertile?
Are women who have twins more fertile? This is a question that has been debated for centuries, and a new study has finally provided an answer.
Published on 24 May 2022 in Nature Communications, the study involved a detailed analysis of more than 100,000 births to women born between 1700 and 1899. The research team, which included a CNRS researcher, found that women who had twins were not more fertile than women who had single births.
The researchers used data from a variety of sources, including church records, parish registers, and medical records. They looked at the number of children born to each woman, as well as the age of the mother at the time of the birth.
The results showed that the number of twins born to a woman was not related to her fertility. In other words, a woman who had twins was no more likely to have more children than a woman who had a single birth.
The study also found that the age of the mother did not affect the likelihood of having twins. This means that a woman in her twenties was just as likely to have twins as a woman in her forties.
Overall, the study concluded that having twins does not make a woman more fertile. This means that a female twin is not necessarily infertile.
The findings of this study are important for understanding fertility and reproductive health. They provide valuable insight into the factors that influence a woman’s ability to have children. They also suggest that having twins does not necessarily mean that a woman is more fertile than other women.