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.
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