Latest Childfree Stories

2012-10-09 22:30:24

New study uncovers effects of social pressure to have children on different groups of US women Women who choose to be permanently childfree perceive more social pressures to become mothers than other women, but feel less distress about not having kids than women who are childless from infertility or other reasons, a new national study shows. The study, from a national survey of nearly 1,200 American women of reproductive age with no children, identified various reasons why women have no...

2012-07-23 23:00:27

No Way Baby! by Karen Foster cautions against modern-day American motherhood. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 A growing number of American women are deciding to forgo motherhood. Karen Foster, a non-parent and outspoken advocate for this cause, has just released the 2012 edition of her book, No Way Baby! Exploring, Understanding and Defending the Decision NOT to Have Children. No Way Baby! demonstrates that the objections heard by the childless by choice community such as “why do...

UK Study: More Childless Women In Their 40s Than A Generation Ago
2011-12-17 06:50:11

According to the Office of National Statistics, women are having fewer children and at an older age than a generation ago. The new data has found that women born in the 1960s have had fewer children than a generation before compared to women born in the 1930s. The study compared women born in 1965 and their mother's generation who were born in 1938. Experts said that greater use of contraception after the development of The Pill and women choosing to put their careers ahead of...

Fathers At Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease
2011-09-28 09:11:36

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine released a study this week showing that men who had fathered children were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than childless men. This largest ever study looked at fertility and mortality and analyzed a decade´s worth of data about 135,000 male AARP members, MSNBC is reporting. The study, posted online in Human Reproduction, accounts for sociodemographic factors such as education and heart disease risk factors...

2004-11-29 15:00:13

So who is more selfish: a 56-year-old life coach who gives birth to twins using in vitro fertilization and donor eggs, or a woman who is childless by choice? And what does your answer - who is more selfish - say about you? When I posed the question the other day, the women in the manicure salon voted for the mother who "bought" her children. New Yorker Aleta St. James, who is not married, spent $25,000 over three years for in vitro treatments before her success story and designation as...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.