Five women explain why they don’t want children – and how they’re judged for it

Five women explain why they don’t want children – and how they’re judged for it

An increasing number of women are choosing to forego having children – but the decision not to have kids is still a taboo issue.

A recent study found couples who make the choice not to have children are seen to violate social norms and face judgement from others.

Women in particular face stigma if they decide not to procreate, so we asked five people to tell us why they made the choice not to have children – and the reaction they’ve faced as a consequence.

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