We all remember the famous conjoined twins: Abbey and Brittany Hensel. These unique twins were first seen on a TLC special. They were also seen on The Oprah Winfrey Show and their own short series called Abbey and Brittany.
The twins were born in Minnesota, and are one of the rarest cases of conjoined twins. Conjoined twins usually only occurs once in every 200,000 births and the survival rate is extremely low.
The Hensel twins are attached by their torsos, they share every body part except for their heads, so having surgery to separate them would be impossible.
Each twin controls half of their body. Each twin is able to operate one arm and one leg, whichever is on their half of the body. Each one can write on their own, but almost all physical activities involve both girls.
They can also only feel touch on their own half of their body, with some overlapping in the middle. They can do many normal tasks if they work together. For example, ride a bike, run, and even drive, (They had to take the driving tests twice, so they both have a licence.)
The twins constantly explain to people that they are not one person with two heads, they are two people that share one body. They have very differently personalities, Abbey likes math and Brittany loves writing.
Many people are very curious about their sex lives, and how it works. That is one topic they don’t share much about. We don’t have much information about it because most conjoined twins do not live into their adult years. Alice Dregar, an expert in conjoined twins told the Atlantic what she knows about the subject.