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Less twins are born in the Netherlands

Less twins are born in the Netherlands

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

In the Netherlands, last year, again slightly less twins are born. In 2015 there were a total of 2639 in the world. The year before, there were 2668, according to figures from the Central Bureau for Statistics.

In 2002, the number of are twin births with 3707 a peak. Then is this figure, with some fluctuations, annually, has decreased. This is because in artificial fertilization (ivf) is now often only one fertilized egg is put back. In the past there were two or more for the chance to succeed increase.

The number of births with three babies or more remained in comparison with 2014 practically the same. Last year, liked 43 women of triplets or more. In 2014, there were 42.

The chance of multiple births in 2015 to be highest for women above forty: 21 in the thousands of 40-plus mothers were multiple births. At 35 – to 40-year-olds were that in 2015 almost twenty in the thousand, and at 30 – to 35-year-old women seventeen to the thousand.

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