An Unusual Case of Failed Vasectomy Confirmed by DNA Profiling

  • J. A. Thomson
  • P. J. Lincoln
  • Phyllis Mortimer
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 5)


The increasing use of DNA polymorphisms in recent years has greatly improved the ability of parentage testing to confirm paternity in those cases where the named man is not excluded from fathering the child. The high discriminating power of such systems is of great benefit in cases where other evidence suggests that the man is not the father. Such a case is presented here where the putative father had undergone an apparently successful vasectomy.


Sperm Count Semen Sample Motile Spermatozoon Late Failure Semen Examination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Thomson
    • 1
  • P. J. Lincoln
    • 1
  • Phyllis Mortimer
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of HaematologyLondon Hospital Medical CollegeLondon E1UK
  2. 2.Croydon Community HealthCroydon, SurreyUK

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