No Kids, No Problem: An Exploration Of The Childfree Choice

Jan 16, 2018

There are many questions a young woman will face as she matures. Among them: What is her timeline for building a family? And how many kids does she expect to have?

But not all women want to become mothers. 

Christen Reighter was in her early 20s when she underwent surgical sterilization. In 2016, she delivered a TEDx Talk about her decision to live childfree:

This hour, we find out what’s driving some women -- like Reighter -- to say no to having kids. We also talk about the challenges and stigma they come up against.

Are you a woman who has chosen to skip out on motherhood? We want to hear from you, too.


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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.