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    Dominic
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    Is it possible for a woman to give birth to twins with different fathers?

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    MoMo
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    Yes. It is possible
    The spermatozoa deposited by a man into the female genital tract (during sexual intercourse and subsequent ejaculation) can last for very few days before the actual fertilization.

    If a woman has sex with a man, and within few hours later on have sex with another man; if two egg cells(ova) were released from her ovaries via ovulation, then there’s a tendency that the fertilization of the two ova by the two different spermatozoa(from both men she had sex with) may occur around the same time.
    Thus, producing dizygotic/fraternal twins of two different fathers(since the sperm came from two different men).

    This phenomenon is called “heteropaternal superfecundation” in clinical Embryology

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