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Proof of age required: estimating age in adults without birth records

Phillips, Christine; Narayanasamy, Shanti


Background: Many adults from refugee source countries do not have documents of birth, either because they have been lost in flight, or because the civil infrastructure is too fragile to support routine recording of birth. In Western countries, date of birth is used as a basic identifier, and access to services and support tends to be age regulated. Doctors are not infrequently asked to write formal reports estimating the true age of adult refugees; however, there are no existing guidelines to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Family Physician


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