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Episode 6 – When did you know you weren’t going to have children?

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Episode 6 – When did you know you weren’t going to have children?

Did you decide or were you a fence sitter? Or maybe you didn’t decide, but there was a point when you just knew.

My special guests are Dr Bronwyn Harman who is currently finalising her phD about childfree women. I also speak to friend of the podcast, Lovisa, who talks about her journey as a childfree woman, both in Sweden and in Australia.

Stats: We crunch the numbers and facts about why women are childfree by choice or by circumstance, and looks at IVF failure, delayed childbirth & just not meeting the right partner.

In Shit that came up on my feed, we talk about Australian Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg’s, recent rally cry to get Australians to start having more children as part of our economic recovery. Nice one.

Question of the Week: When did you decide or know that you were not going to have children?

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List of resources and articles we referenced in the episode:

Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2018, updated statistics: https://bit.ly/3mZJhN4
Transparency in IVF: https://ab.co/346zxb7
Legislative proposal requiring greater scrutiny of the IVF industry https://bit.ly/30fkIlB
Delayed Childbirth: https://bit.ly/3ih71sd
Why being a childless women is rarely a simple case of choice or infertility: https://bit.ly/33bMQIb
Why are childless women childless? Findings from an exploratory study in Victoria, Australia, published in 2013 to the Journal of Social Inclusion by Melissa Graham: https://bit.ly/2ELhAGy
Studies on Childfree by Choice: https://bit.ly/2ELhAGy
Dr Bronwyn Harman: https://drbronharman.com/about/
SBS Insight – Why are more men and women choosing a life without kids? https://bit.ly/3kTUvRk

Sound engineering and original music by Jeff Willis. You can find his tunes on Spotify and iTunes