One in 50 individuals – about 1million within the UK – have no idea who their organic father is, say specialists
- Journalist Stacey Dooley interviews geneticist Turi King in DNA Family Secrets
- The present appears to be like into the the explanation why individuals have no idea their genetic lineage
- Some causes embody adoption, sperm donation, and even paternity fraud
About one in 50 individuals have no idea who their organic father is, say specialists.
Adoption, sperm donation and ‘paternity fraud’ – during which moms conceal a toddler’s true father – are a few of the the explanation why persons are unaware of their actual genetic lineage.
The determine is revealed in a brand new TV collection, DNA Family Secrets, whose presenter, Stacey Dooley, tells viewers that the growth in genetic assessments has ‘uncovered a startling statistic – about one in 50 people do not have the biological father they think they have’.
Stacey Dooley, pictured left, interviews Geneticist Turi King, who mentioned as much as one in 50 Britons have no idea who their organic father is. The pair are showing on DNA Family Secrets on Tuesday
The present, that includes Stacey Dooley, can even state that about one million individuals within the UK develop up with none contact with their true fathers.
The present can even state that about one million individuals within the UK develop up with none contact with their true fathers.
Geneticist Turi King, who took half within the programme, because of air at 9pm on Tuesday, advised The Mail on Sunday: ‘There are a number of factors why the biological father is not the recorded father.
‘In some cases, a woman might enter a new relationship when the child is young and the new father raises that child as his own.
‘Sometimes the man believes himself to be the biological father but he is not, and then there is the issue of adoption and, more recently, sperm donation.’
Prof King added that false paternity ‘tends to be more prevalent in cities, where there is more opportunity’ and ‘among lower income groups’.