More women than ever are making the choice to be childfree. Whatever their reasons – be it financial, lifestyle, not having maternal instincts – it is clear that many are questioned about their decision and are often given unsolicited advice and opinions that they will change their minds or regret their decision when they are older. What drives this unsolicited advice, judgment and often condescending, unkind comments disguised as concern? Why does a woman’s (or a man’s) decision to be childfree provoke such emotionally charged debate when it really isn’t anyone else’s business?

To watch our series on Childless or Childfree after 50: Choice or Circumstance?, click here:

To get your copy of A Childfree Happily Ever After: Why More Women are Choosing Not to Have Children by Tanya Williams, click here:

For an insightful article about choosing to be childfree, 10 women past childbearing age talk about their decision not to have children, click here:

Last but not least, for a clever article on great responses to rude comments about choosing to be childfree, click here:


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