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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...

2011-08-09 12:09:26

Couples who are having trouble getting pregnant adjust how much information they share with friends and family, depending on whether it's the husband or the wife who feels stigmatized about their reproductive difficulties, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Iowa and Penn State University found that when the woman is concerned about people's reactions to their infertility, both the husband and the wife disclose more to their social network. If the man is feeling stigmatized,...

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2010-06-26 06:35:00

More American women are opting to not have children than thirty years ago, according to a new report released by the Pew Research Center. Nearly 20 percent of older women today do not have children, compared to 10 percent in the 1970s. "In recent decades, social pressure to play traditional roles has lessened in a broad variety of ways and there is more leeway for individual choice. This could play a part in lowering pressure for people to get married and bear children," D'Vera Cohn, a...

2008-06-22 15:00:05

By KAREN BARROW; Pamela Tsigdinos; Mardy S Ireland Experts recommend that women wrestling with the decision to stop fertility treatments look at their loss as they would any other. When Pamela Mahoney and Alex Tsigdinos were married, they never thought they would have trouble having a baby. But after 11 years and many fertility treatments, they are still a family of two. Frustrated and exhausted by expensive, drawn-out procedures that never worked, the couple have finally given up....