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    Conjoined Twins Fast Facts | CNN

    CNN  —  Here’s a look at conjoined twins. Conjoined twins are physically connected to one another at some point on their bodies. Conjoined twins occur once every 200,000 live births, according to the University of Minnesota. About 70% of conjoined twins are female. Conjoined twins are identical – they are the same sex. According to the Mayo Clinic, conjoined twins may be joined at any of these areas: chest, abdomen, spine, pelvis, trunk or head. Scientists believe that conjoined twins develop from a single fertilized egg that fails to separate completely as it divides. The term “Siamese twins” originated with Eng and Chang Bunker, a set of conjoined twins who…