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All Tied Up

A recent ozy.com article notes that more women than ever – and, more significantly, way more women than men – are opting to undergo sterilization procedures. Rather than men subjecting themselves to a relatively benign snip, women are getting all tied up. The article notes that in the 1970s, equal numbers of women and men were […]

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Chris Jeub – Master of Debate or Logical Fallacy?

Amy has already done a most excellent, and kindly, job of eviscerating the particulars of hexadecadad™ Chris Jeub’s recent blog post deriding the “Child Free Ideology” as he puts it. So why am I writing more on this you ask? Well, I just couldn’t let go of something I read when I was digging into Jeub’s […]

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Getting Parents On Board the Childfree Bus

So, a few days ago Amy posted a link to a news article on our Facebook page. The article summarizes research findings on the relative happiness of parents vs. the childless. The study in question had some interesting findings: “…childless couples have happier marriages and feel more valued in their relationships…” “…women without children were the […]

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The Changing American Family – from New York Times

The New York Times just published a special section of their Science Times entitled The Changing American Family. And in the category of disappointing but not surprising, nary a partnered childfree family is to be found. Author Natalie Angier notes that the American family “has become as multilayered and full of surprises as a holiday turducken” […]

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Casual Work Increases Chance of Women Being Childless at 35: study – from theloop.ca

Our comrades to the north are reporting findings from a study conducted by a team of researchers at Australia’s University of Adelaide showing that delayed childbearing ain’t just for highly-educated professional women anymore. It seems even women in casual or temporary jobs, at least those who work longer in such jobs, are waiting longer to […]

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Young People in Japan Have Given Up on Sex – from slate.com

Slate is reporting on an interesting trend in Japan where growing numbers of people are not only childfree but are sexfree. I just coined a new word! Pure speculation here but I wouldn’t be surprised if what we’re seeing here is the perfect storm of technological, socioeconomic, and biological forces: Technology – the first generation growing […]

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The Ticking Clock: What’s True (and False) About Female Fertility? – from Dame

Dr. Amy’s at it again. Dame, a website “For Women Who Know Better” interviewed her on the topic of the “biological clock” specifically the misconceptions surrounding it. The article does a great job of debunking a number of fallacies surrounding female fertility. For example, did you know that the ‘fact’ that women in their late […]

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This Crazy, Wonderful (Childfree) Life – from katiecouric.com

As many of you know, Amy was a guest on the Katie Show where she presented empirical data about the childfree, from both her research and from that of others. In her role as a an expert she didn’t get much of a chance to talk about her choice to be childfree. Well, she did […]

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Childfree Mythbusting – from bangordailynews.com

Recently Amy was invited to contribute to our local paper, The Bangor Daily News, on the topic of the childfree. She decided to bust a few myths, using research to refute some of the common misconceptions about the childfree. Hopefully your favorite myth gets busted! Setting the record straight on 6 myths about childless childfree […]

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Builders Taking Note of the Childfree – from builderonline.com

Amy and I have Google Alerts set up to inform us of what’s what on the internet when it comes to stories and whatnot on the childfree. This particular alert was a first for me…a post about the childfree that is not written by the childfree that, however, caters to the childfree. Maybe we’re making […]

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