Conjoined twins in China – level 2

09-03-2015 15:00

Conjoined twins were born in China last year. They were connected from their chests to their navels. They also had two connected livers.

After months of hospital care, the weight of the twin sisters increased to almost 10 kilograms, and they were strong enough to get an operation. The doctors operated on them last Tuesday. It took the doctors five hours.

Seventy per cent of conjoined twins are female. Being conjoined happens once every 200,000 live births. Since 1950, doctors have separated 250 conjoined twins.

Difficult words: conjoined (connected), navel (belly button), separate (to disconnect; to make into two separate people).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about separating conjoined twins?

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