Woman Has Twins From Two Different Fathers, A Rare One In A Million Situation
A Brazilian woman has claimed to have given birth to twins with different fathers after having s*x with two men on the same day.
The anonymous 19-year-old, from Minerios in Goias, Brazil, explained that she took a paternity test because she wanted to confirm who the father was.
She had decided to get the test done because, after eight months, she had doubts about who the father was. The 19-year-old collected DNA from the person who she thought was the father but, after two tests, the results only came back positive for one of the twins.
She then remembered that she had sex with a different man on the same day and when this second person took a test, it showed he was the second twin’s father. The phenomenon is scientifically named heteroparental superfecundation.
Speaking to Globo, her doctor Tulio Jorge Franco explained: ‘It is possible to happen when two eggs from the same mother are fertilised by different men.
The babies share the mother’s genetic material, but they grow in different placentas.’
He emphasised that the case is extremely rare, and a ‘one in a million’ situation and he did not think he would see one like it in his life. It has been claimed that there are only about 20 other cases in the world where this has happened