Paternity fraud and the male contraceptive pill

It’s been estimated that in the UK some 10% – 30% of babies’ biological fathers aren’t the men who’ve been led to believe they’re the fathers. It’s the leading but not only form of paternity fraud (I cite another form below). You may recall a recent case in which a man discovered his three children had been fathered by three different men, none of them himself. Given that many (if not most) of these deceived men – there must be millions of them in the UK alone – will work for 20+ years in order to support those children, this is anti-male fraud on an incredible scale. Would we expect women to work for 20+ years to support other women’s children? Of course not. It’s just one of countless double standards in relation to the genders. The answer to this problem is simple, and we’re considering putting it in our manifesto. Compulsory paternity testing as soon as a baby is born, with the results physically handed over to both parents.

There’s another form of paternity fraud, of course, most notably where women cease taking the contraceptive pill, but fail to inform their partner(s). Which brings me naturally on to a number of excellent articles I’ve read on the American website, ‘A Voice for Men’. The first is titled, ‘France upholds the ban on paternity tests’, and it’s written by AVfM’s correspondent in Eastern Europe, Lucian Valsan. The start of the article:

Don’t worry! There’s no mistake in the title. It is true – French men are forbidden by law to attempt to find out whether the child they are paying for is in fact their child or not. In fact, it has been illegal for men to attempt to find out if their child is theirs for many years. But a few days ago, the ban was challenged once again–and the government upheld the ban.

Is it really a surprise that a socialist government disagreed that men have human rights too?

A link to the full article:

Now something that would reduce the incidence of paternity fraud would be a male contraceptive pill. That pill is nearer than you might reasonably expect, given how little publicity the matter has achieved so far. The male pill is one of the feminists’ worst nightmares, and for an excellent account of why that is, I refer you to two more articles on AVfM. On the comment thread of Lucian Valsan’s article I was alerted to the fact that as long ago as January 2012 there’d appeared on AVfM two articles written by Stephen O’Brian about the possible impact of the male pill. The future’s starting to look brighter for men. Enjoy:


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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