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A 32-year-old female asked:

is 2 week's between sex long enough to be able to tell who the father of a child is ?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Paternity: Yes. Usually. It all depends on when you ovulate and who's sperm was left in the vagina on the five days leading up to your ovulation.
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
No: The only way you can determine parental lineage when there was intercourse with 2 different men during the month of conception is through genetic testing of the baby, potential fathers, and yourself.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not in court: Paternity can be suggested by timing but will never be accepted in a courtroom. It can be determined as early as 8 weeks into pregnancy by doing non-invasive testing.The NIPP is a test that takes fetal cells found in mothers blood and compares the genetic markers fount to that of prospective parents. It can also be tested after birth.

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