Studies on multiple births

The following list offers the references to selected studies on multiple births. Please note that this list is not exhaustive; it will be frequently updated. 


Bdolah, Y. et al. 2008., Twin pregnancy and the risk of preeclampsia: bigger placenta or relative ischemia?, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 198(4): 428.e1–428.e6.

Bortolus, R. et al. 1999., The epidemiology of multiple births, Human Reproduction Update, 5(2): 179–187.

Choi, Y., Bishai, D., Minkovitz, C.S., 2009, Multiple births are a risk factor for postpartum maternal depressive symptoms, Pediatrics, 123(4): 1147–1154.

Couvert, N., 2011, Un siècle de démographie des jumeaux en France: fréquence, mortalité et parcours de vie, Thèse de doctorat, Université de Paris - Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris 1).

Dunn, A., Macfarlane, A., 1996, Recent trends in the incidence of multiple births and associated mortality in England and Wales, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 75: F10-F19.

Hoekstra, C. et al., 2008, Dizygotic twinning, Human Reproduction Update, 14(1): 37–47.

Imaizumi, Y., 1998, A Comparative Study of Twinning and Triplet Rayes in 17 countries, 1972-1996, Acta Genet Med Gemellol, 47: 101-114.

Imaizumi, Y., 1997, Trends of Twinning Rates in Ten Countries, 1972-1996, Acta Genet Med Gemellol, 46: 209-218.

Monden, C., Pison, G., Smits, J., 2021,  Twin Peaks: more twinning in humans than ever before, Human Reproduction,

Pison, G., Monden, C., Smits, J., 2015, Twinning Rates in Developed Countries: Trends and Explanations, Population and Development Review, 41(4): 629-649.

Pison, G., D’Addato, A.V., 2006, Frequency of Twin Births in Developed Countries, Twin Research and Human Genetics, 9(2): 250-259.

Pison, G., Couvert, N., 2004, The Frequency of Twin Births in France, the Triple Influence of Biology, Medicine and Family Behaviour, Population, 59(6): 877-907.