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Jimena Duque

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Are women and men completely and unequivocally free to choose whether to have children or not?

I am curious to know if there is still some pressure and persuasion exercised by families and society in terms of marriage and procreation.

Is religion an influence when it comes time to make the choice?

Is there a stigma associated with women and men that opt not to have children?

I am hoping to hear about your personal experiences not so much about the research or the data available.

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    Mar 18 2011: in my opinion we should be totaly free to choose to have children or not.
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      Mar 20 2011: I agree, we should be free to choose, but are we really???
      What happens around us? are our friends, relatives etc choosing freely to have children?
      How about us? are our parents, relatives and/or friends telling us that we have to have children just because?

      The focus is theory vs practice. In theory we all are/should be free to choose but, are we REALLY practicing this???
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          Mar 20 2011: Sure, I agree, it depends on who you are, where you come from, etc.
          But my intention with this question was to hear about your own personal experience.
          Do you feel like sharing??? ;)

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