A 59-year-old male asked:
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can you "rig" the potential to have twins. even if fertile, does taking a fertility drug make multiples work my wife is 40 and we'd like to make sure we have 2 kids

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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
There : There is no evidence of any means to increase the chance of twins. Having twins is influenced by genetics. Older woman also have a higher chance of having twins. Fertility drugs do increase the risk of twins. Twin pregnancies are fraught with complications and are considered high risk. A woman age 40 will most likely be able to have two successful pregnancies.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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