A New Jersey woman, identified only as T.M., gave birth two twin girls in January of 2013. She is raising them as a single mother and went to apply for public assistance in Passaic County stating that a man–identified only as A.S.–is the father. Well, turns out T.M. is a single mother because she was cheating on A.S.
Since Passaic County wanted force him to pay child support, A.S. disputed the claim that he was the father and a DNA paternity test was ordered. The DNA test shows that he is the father of only one of the girls and that the other lover is the father of the other girl.
It is rare, only a 1 in 13,000 chance, that a woman can be impregnated by two men simultaneously. She had sex with both men within the span of one week and during the same menstrual cycle. Two different sperm penetrated two different eggs and there you have twins with different fathers.
The New York Times reports:
Jennifer Wu, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, called it a case of superfecundation, a rare phenomenon classically illustrated in medical textbooks with a black baby and a white baby who are twins.
The phenomenon has become more common with the spread of assistive reproductive technologies, she said, as men in gay couples sometimes both contribute sperm to a pregnancy.
Mother nature proves once again to be even weirder than we could have possibly imagined.
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