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|Title: ||Often it is not worth all of the heartache|
|Authors: ||Newson, A.J.|
|Issue Date: ||11-Aug-2005|
|Publisher: ||The Times|
|Citation: ||Often it is not worth all of the heartache: [Final 3 Edition]. Newson, Ainsley. The Times [London (UK)] 11 Aug 2005: 3.|
|Abstract: ||PATERNITY tests re often the culmination of years of gnawing doubt. But they can have unforeseen
consequences for family relationships.
DNA testing has made the physical process of paternity testing straightforward.
This simplicity, however, can conceal the emotional fallout. Non-paternity results could have far-reaching
social, emotional nd legal consequences. Family relationships, care nd residence rrangements nd
inheritance can be turned upside down.
Once this information is known, it cannot be unlearnt. Some fathers may be happier to live with the hope of
paternity than the certainty that they re not the father.
They lso need to consider how they will react to bad news in their relationship with the child, or family life. If
the situation is volatile, it may be better to delay testing.|
|Type of Work: ||Article|
|Type of Publication: ||Publisher version|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Sydney Health Ethics|
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