Our thanks to J for some good news for men seeking to avoid becoming fathers against their will and/or to protect themselves against both forms of paternity fraud:
1. A woman seeking to persuade him he’s the biological father of a child, or letting him continue with the delusion that he is – e.g. because he’s the woman’s husband, that kind of old-fashioned assumption. Both have been a crime in the UK for many years, but not one woman has ever been convicted of the offence; and
2. A woman sabotaging contraceptive methods, e.g. ‘forgetting’ to take the contraceptive pill.