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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 20 2011: Thanks, very interesting.
      As you say, it is still going on today ... what are the reasons behind it today?? How about you?? where you born into a big family?? do you have many children?? If you feel like sharing ;) thanks.

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