When it was suggested that conjoined twins Lupita and Carmen Andrade could be separated, the 12-year-old girls were devastated. “Why would you want to cut us in half?” they asked their mother. Later, it was discovered separation was impossible because they share too many vital organs and their lower spine.. . When asked if they were best friends, Carmen replied, “No, we’re sisters,”. “But are you also friends?” “We’re sisters,” Lupita replied adamantly. “Just sisters.”
Siamese Twins or Conjoined Twins- Births of conjoined twins, whose skin and internal organs are fused together, are rare. Conjoined twins occur once every 200,000 live births. Approximately 40 to 60 percent of conjoined twins arrive stillborn, and about 35 percent survive only one day. The overall survival rate of conjoined twins is somewhere between 5 percent and 25 percent. Approximately 70 percent of all conjoined twins are girls.