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Childlessness is not having a child. Since the 1970s, there are more childless people.[1] There are two kinds of childlessness, voluntary and involuntary.

Voluntary childlessness is when people choose to not have children. People do this for several reasons, which include:

Voluntary childlessness is sometimes called childfree.

There are also several reason for involuntary childlessness, including:

Options for involuntary childlessness[change | change source]

Sometimes a couple can have a child through artificial insemination, when a sperm is place in a woman's uterus immediately after ovulation. Another option is in vitro fertilization (or IVF). In this process, a sperm and an egg are placed together until fertilization happens, then the egg is put into the uterus.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Having it All without Having Children". TIME Magazine. Retrieved Jan 18, 2014.