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Who's crying now? Chosen childlessness, circumstantial childlessness and the irrationality of motherhood: a study of the fertility decisions of Australian and North American women

@inproceedings{Cannold2000WhosCN,
  title={Who's crying now? Chosen childlessness, circumstantial childlessness and the irrationality of motherhood: a study of the fertility decisions of Australian and North American women},
  author={L. Cannold},
  year={2000}
}
Interviews were conducted with thirty-five Australian and North American women who were fertile, childless and aged between twenty-eight and forty-two. The goal was to investigate how childlessness was experienced and understood by women for whom childbearing was a “live” issue. A key area of concern was whether women described their childlessness as “chosen” and if so, whether that description was a good “fit” with everyday understandings of choice. On the basis of their expressed experiences… Expand