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Voluntary Childlessness: “Not every woman is meant to have children”

Jennifer McShane speaks to three women about voluntary childlessness


What is it about turning thirty as a woman? A biological clock that may have been humming, undisturbed in the background can suddenly become so loud that it distracts from almost anything else. Don’t you want children? Why not? Tick. You’d better hurry up, you’re not getting any younger. Tock. And that’s without those questions coming from well-intended friends and family. 

Jennifer McShane speaks to three women about voluntary childlessness

What is it about turning thirty as a woman? A biological clock that may have been humming, undisturbed in the background can suddenly become so loud that it distracts from almost anything else. Don’t you want children? Why not? Tick. You’d better hurry up, you’re not getting any younger. Tock. And that’s without those questions coming from well-intended friends and family . . .

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