"A matter of opinion" - Unofficial paternity tests and the impacts on children
by Barry Pearson
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"A matter of opinion"
Unofficial paternity tests and the impacts on children
by Barry Pearson
25th July 2003
 
Contents
  Introduction
  Preamble
  The outcomes for children
    How can paternity tests be good for children?
    Paternity confirmed, 6 times out of 7
    Paternity denied, 1 time in 7
    Tentative conclusion
  Children's rights to privacy
    Types of privacy
    Is paternity testing an invasion of a child's privacy?
    Is this about the dignity or the autonomy of the child?
  Children's rights to information
    Formal rights of children
  Summary
    Do paternity tests deserve their bad press?
    What would be the consequences of legislation?
References
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Keywords: paternity test, paternity testing, non-paternity, nonpaternity, misattributed paternity, misattributed fatherhood, ethics of paternity testing, paternity testing and law, criminalising paternity testing.
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