The Denial of Paternity: Pregnancy as a Risk to the ‘Pure Relationship’

  title={The Denial of Paternity: Pregnancy as a Risk to the ‘Pure Relationship’},
  author={Lyn Turney},
  pages={1110 - 1125}
  • Lyn Turney
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
  • This article draws on a study of the use of genetic paternity testing in the Australian context. It uses data from interviews with women in regular or cohabitating relationships whose partners exited the relationship because of a pregnancy and subsequently denied paternity. At a broader level, it explores the fragility of paternity itself in the early 21st century within the context of unprecedented sexual freedoms and transformative changes to family formation and intimate relationships. It… CONTINUE READING
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