18 November 2007
Men's groups are calling for mandatory paternity testing of all newborns as it emerges a record number of men are finding they are not the fathers of children they believed to be theirs.
Almost a quarter of paternity tests conducted by one of Australia's largest DNA laboratory companies show the man submitting a sample is not the father, compared to an estimated one in 10 "exclusions" 10 years ago.
The number of tests taken in Australia has doubled from 3000 in 2003 to more than 6000 last year. Read More …
American Television Programme About Men Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence
ABC television show 20/20
Men Battered by their wives
Barbara Walters: "We focus a lot of attention on battered women in our society, because their plight is so common. But strange as it may sound, MEN are also victims of spousal abuse in surprisingly high numbers."
"If you find this hard to believe that a woman smaller and weaker than a man could beat up on him, then you're not alone.
As news anchor Lynn Shurn discovered, that perception is instilled in us from an early age. Maybe the stories you're about to hear will change what turns out to be a misperception." Read More …
Australian Institute of Criminology statistics show there were 270 child homicide incidents in Australia from July 1989 to June 1999, involving 287 identified offenders and resulting in the deaths of 316 children under 15.
For example, the revised National Homicide Monitoring Program 2006-07 Annual Report states 11 homicides involved a biological mother and 5 involves a biological father.
The Western Australian figures shed light on who is likely to abuse children in families. Mothers are identified as the perpetrator of neglect and abuse in a total of 73% of verified cases.
Biological mothers account for about 35 per cent of all child murders, while biological fathers account for 29 per cent
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BBC programme 'The One Show', in which the subject of domestic violence against men is discussed.
UK - not politically correct to fund shelters for men and their children who are victims of domestic violence.
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