Here you are: Your precious fertile years are waning, your once-fecund ovaries rotting like two sun-blistered plums. Each month, another shriveled ovum drops from your empty womb, sloughed along in the tides of your “monthly unwellness.” And with that ovum, so drops your chance to be a mother.
Today, 19 percent of women end their potential childbearing years without having had any children—making childlessness as common as it is irrationally controversial. We had the chance to talk about the topic with Meghan Daum: author, LA Times columnist, editor of the forthcoming essay collection Selfish, Shallow and…
This likely won't surprise anybody who spent 2009 studiously ignoring the remaining balance on their ATM receipts, but the birth rate takes a noticeable hit during a recession. It's not simply that everybody puts childbearing off a couple of years — there are fewer babies born overall.
Francis has a rep as the Chillest Pope, but he's not lightening up when it comes to the command to go forth and multiply. The CEO of the Catholic Church does not approve of the childfree lifestyle, and he insists you should raise kids, not pets.
Does a blizzard of baby announcements have you feeling particularly skeptical of the notion of childrearing? Then you will probably enjoy this (fake) commercial for a groundbreaking new pharmaceutical development: Not Having Kids.
Lysol and Tollhouse cookie commercials are losing their ability to pressure women to have children, since it's becoming quite obvious that childless women can enjoy disinfecting their marinara sauced counters and getting blazed with a bucket of cookie dough, too. The results of a new study published in the October…
A new study of 3,000 college-educated women between the ages of 33 and 45 has found that almost half of them are childless. This has already been seen as a cause for worry.
People who call themselves "childless by choice" are gaining visibility — so why are we still treating them like aliens?
There's a pretty dramatic scene in the very first Mighty Ducks movie wherein Coach Riley attempts to cut down his former star player, Gordon Bombay, by sneering, "You're not even a has-been, Gordon. You're a never-was."