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Gay Couple Makes History After Surrogate Uses Both Men's DNA to Have Triplets

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This South African couple each fertilized a surrogate's egg and now have triplets.

Christo and Theo Menalaou, a South African gay couple, just made medical history after both their DNA was used to have triplets. A surrogate mother carried the two eggs, one of which split in two and birthed the third child.

To clarify, the DNA was not combined into one person: the two children are from one father's sperm and one child is from the other's.

The men was able to have children after getting to know their chosen surrogate at a meeting about the then-ongoing trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who had been a friend of the couple.

Despite the doctor recommending two of the fetuses be terminated early on in the pregnancy, Towleroad reports the couple elected to proceed with all three. Now each child weighs slightly more than a kilogram.

Watch video footage of the couple below:

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