According to researchers, more twins are being born in the world now than ever before.
At present, 1.6 million twins are being born in the world every year. One in every 42 babies is born twins. The rate of twins has increased by a third since the 1980s due to the trend of late childbirth and medical techniques such as IVF.
But now that number may be lower because during pregnancy the focus has shifted to a baby that is less dangerous.
According to an analysis published in the journal Human Reproduction, the increase in the number of twins born worldwide is due to having children over 30 years of age. In Asia the number has risen to 32%, while in North America it has risen to 71%.
Researchers on twins have collected data from 165 countries from 2010 to 2015 and then compared it with data from 1980 to 1985.
Europe and North America now have twin birth rates per 1,000 live births. And for every 1,000 babies born in the world, that number has risen from nine to 12.
The rate of twins has been high in Africa for the past 30 years and has not decreased. Population growth could be a major factor.
The birth rate of twins in African and Asian countries is up to 80% worldwide.
“The main reason may be genetic differences between the African population and the population of other regions.”
It has increased in Europe, North America and the oceans. And the reason for this increase is the increase in the use of medical reproduction support methods since 1970. Methods such as IVF, ICSI, and artificial insemination may be a major factor in this increase.
Such a technique increases the chances of having multiple children at once.
According to the research, women’s resumption of family life, use of artificial methods to prevent pregnancy and reduction of overall fertility rate have also played a role in this.
According to Professor Christian Mondon, the emphasis is now on one pregnancy, which is a very safe method.
Giving birth to twins is more dangerous for babies and their mothers
According to him, it is very important that the birth of twins is said to be the cause of high infant mortality and it gives rise to more complications for mothers and children during pregnancy and birth.
Twins face a number of complications at birth. Most of them are born prematurely and weigh less while still having a high birth rate.
Chances of survival
According to a research published in the journal, twins face more difficulties in low- and middle-income countries.
Particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, most twins die within the first year, bringing the total to more than 200,000 a year.
According to Noor Health Life, the rate of twins in many rich western countries has now risen to the countries in the south of the Sahara. However, there is a big difference in the chances of children surviving in these two regions.
Researchers believe that India and China could play a significant role in the rate of twins.
Decreased fertility rates, older mothers and techniques such as IVF will affect twins in the years to come. Contact Noor Health Life for more information. email@example.com