Conjoined twins are typically identical. But they can have two different personalities

As stated earlier, conjoined twins is an incredibly rare occurrence. They appear ranging from 1 in every 50,000 to 1 in every 100,000 pregnancies. 70% are female (although the reason for this is unknown), and 40%–60% result in stillborn births or miscarriages, according to a paper published by the John Burroughs Science Department. The process through which identical twins only partially separate to form conjoined twins is not fully understood, and the infrequency of such cases doesn’t allow for a great deal of scientific study.

There are many different types of conjoined twins depending on what body parts they share, but more often than not, the twins have their own distinct characteristics. Just like Abby and Brittany Hensel, other cases of conjoined twins display individual preferences and personalities, although they may “share thoughts” due to their combined condition. So, while conjoined twins are rare, when we do come across them, it is important to treat them as separate entities, true individuals, not a singular being.

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