One in three women don't want children, survey finds

Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-30 16:50:02

According to an Ifop poll, one in three women of childbearing age would not want to have children. The reasons are mainly feminist and linked to global warming and societal crises.

The desire for children among women is a less and less taboo subject because speech is freeing up. Women express themselves more about their desire or non-desire for motherhood and those who do not want to child speak more and more.

According to an Ifop poll conducted for Elle magazine, 30% of women of childbearing age would not want to have children, which is equivalent to one in three women.

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If they don't want a baby, it can be simply because they don't want to be a mother, but also for current affairs.

One in three women don't want children

If fewer women want children, the birth rate could decrease over the next few years. Among the reasons mentioned by the main interested parties, many arguments come up, including fear of the future. 39% of women do not want children because of climate change, which ensures an uncertain future for future generations. 37% of women do not want to have children because of political and social crises, and 35% want to limit overpopulation.

In addition, 50% of women surveyed believe that having a child is not essential to their personal development. These women do not feel the desire to be mothers and easily imagine their future without children. Finally, 48% of women surveyed do not want to take on responsibilities parental .

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The regret of having children

According to the results of the study, we note that this non-desire to have a child mainly affects the youngest women. 43% of women between the ages of 15 and 24 do not want children, compared to 35% of women between the ages of 25 and 34.

The regret having children was also mentioned. Although this subject remains taboo, 51% of mothers of children under three admitted to sometimes regretting their life before, and 12% of them expressed real regret at having had children. Figures that prove that women who assume they do not want children are aware of their choice and do everything to have no regrets later.

Source : She