A woman in China has reportedly given birth to a set of twins with two different fathers.
In what has been described as an extremely rare occurrence, the woman from China’s South East City of Xiamen, gave birth to two boys with two different fathers after she finally admitted to having an affair.
According to China’s, Strait Hearld newspaper, the unusual story came to light after the woman’s husband said that he felt strange when one of the baby boys who looked nothing like him refused to look at him despite giving him his complete attention.
It is believed the shocked father had his suspicions confirmed when a mandatory DNA test showed that one of the boys didn’t show any biological connection to him.
The unusual finding at the Fujian Zhengtai Forensic Identification Centre, then led to the dismayed and shocked husband to question his wife.
Although she initially denied having an affair and accused her husband of falsifying the test results, she later confessed to sleeping with another man after further tests provided the same results.
Despite the woman stating that she only had a one night stand, her husband has since said that he is willing to raise his son but not the other child who was born to someone else.
The unusual occurrence which has been called heteropaternal superfecundation, by scientists in the past is thought to be extremely rare, but can occur if a woman has sex with two different men within a day of her ovulation period.
According to The Guardian newspaper, previous studies suggest the odds of such a phenomenon occurring is between one in 400 pairs and one in 13,000 pairs of twins.