Thursday, April 12, 2012

Childless by Choice

How many women choose to remain childless? Not many, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth. Among all women aged 15 to 44, the 57 percent majority has had children and 43 percent are still childless. Among the childless, 81 percent intend to have children one day, 14 percent plan to remain childless by choice, and 5 percent are childless because they cannot have children.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Fertility of Men and Women Aged 15-44 Years in the United States: National Survey of FAmily Growth, 2006-2010

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