Internet Backs Teen Refusing Paternity Test After Dad Claims She Isn't His

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'A young teenager has earned the backing of the internet after refusing to submit to a paternity test.

Though it might seem like the kind of thing reserved for daytime talk shows, paternity tests are more common in the U.S. than many realize.

The National Library of Medicine estimated as many as 300,000 paternity tests are performed in the U.S. annually to include or exclude a male as the biological father of a child.

According to Jared Rosenthal, the CEO and founder of Health Street, "up to 1 in 3 dads who suspect that they are not the father are right" while around 3 percent of all dads in the US are raising children that are not their own.

Rosenthal says that, in many cases, these men have fallen victim to something called "paternity fraud." "Paternity fraud is when a woman intentionally tricks a man into thinking that he is the father of her child, when in fact she knows that he is not," he said.'

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