Facts About Paternity

Shocking statistics about paternity and paternity fraud.
Jared Rosenthal
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Facts about Paternity:

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Up to 1 in 3 dads who suspect that they are not the father are right .. DNA tests confirm they are not.
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Around 3% of all dads in the USA do not realize that their kid isn’t their biological kid.
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Younger, unmarried, and lower income men are more likely to be victims of paternity fraud.
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Paternity Fraud is when a woman intentionally tricks a man into thinking that he is the father of her child, when in fact she knows that he is not.
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30 years ago, paternity tests were only 80% accurate. Today, results are provided with 99.999% confidence.

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Sources

This article was prepared with my own experience running Health Street, a DNA testing company that performs thousands of paternity tests per year. I also researched articles including these sources:

Citations

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Wintour, Patrick (31 July 2008), The Guardian.
Bellis MA, Hughes K, Hughes S, Ashton JR (September 2005).
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J Epidemiol Community Health 59 (9): 749–54. doi:10.1136/jech.2005.036517. PMC 1733152. PMID 16100312.
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Jared is the Founder of Health Street, the creator of the Who's Your Daddy DNA truck, and the host of VH1's Swab Stories.

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Jared is the Founder of Health Street, the creator of the Who's Your Daddy DNA truck, and the host of VH1's Swab Stories.

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