Demonised for not having children


 - Demonized for not having children
Women who decide not to have children often feel as if they have to defend themselves against the childbearing majority. They can often feel set apart and judged by society. 
"Women who don't want children are often seen in a bad light, especially because having babies is seen as fashionable at the minute with many celebrities having or adopting children. People don't understand why women don't want to experience something as precious as motherhood," says our expert.

Reluctance to have children is thought of as a deviation from what is natural for a woman, not just in the UK but all over the world. In Japan, for instance, childless couples are labeled 'parasites' and accused of being unpatriotic. In Germany and Russia, there is talk of introducing disadvantages for childless couples, and in Slovakia there is even talk of a 'childless tax.'


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