Minnesota twins? Multiple births on the decline

  • Article by: JEREMY OLSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 26, 2013 - 9:58 PM

Whether it's the economy or changes in infertility treatment procedures, births of twins and triplets are down in Minnesota.

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freedomallJan. 27, 1312:17 AM

Generation Y is now in child-bearing years which means LESS children. We are living in an age where costs have sky-rocketed while wages are DOWN. Do you blame Generation Y? The norm for Generation Y is 1-2 children, while the norm for Generation X was 2-3.

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barbjensJan. 27, 13 6:37 AM

Having a multiple birth used to be something to celebrate. Not now, it is just engineered.

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christina378Jan. 27, 13 8:19 AM

But each IVF treatment costs money...by talking parents into two treatments instead of one, the companies are doubling they're profits.

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elfd52Jan. 27, 1310:42 AM

Never put a price tag on having a child. When your life turns south and all things are going wrong, the only thing you may have is you family and children. The price of raising a child isn't any more today than 50 years ago. We have this, keeping up with the Jone's mentality, that costs so much. Kids don't need material things, all they really want is your time. Remember kids are God's greatest gift.

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infoformnJan. 27, 13 8:34 PM

Ok I thought MN was a progressive state. Massachusetts IVF is covered by state law for insurance and those on the public dole. So women that are on public assistance can rear children beyond traditional child birth years can stay on the dole. It is also crucial to the homosexual community because IVF costs are not the same as states that do not provide. The only to avoid this is to have children earlier than 30 or wait until the Affordable Care Act because it will be covered. I don't know why because most of the patients were in IVF because of choice not medical. And it was rare that 20 something's were there unless they were stage 4 Endo which was rare or another malady. Keep in mind that it is going to cost Minnesota residents higher premiums e.g. if you pay $ 600 month family it will go to $800 to also cover the welfare recipients.

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