There Is No Gender Equality in Fertility

It’s true, times have changed.  However when we are talking about equality in terms of gender and in particular, women’s fertility, there is an abyss of inequality. 

The world has made tremendous strides over the last century in terms of women’s and girl’s access to education, personal safety, economic gain and meaningful work.  The expected life path for women and girls has expanded dramatically, reducing the gender gap in terms of education and finances. However in doing so have we have modelled our life expectations too closely on the trajectory of men’s, instead of advocating for the very real and necessary considerations of women’s bodies and women’s nature?

When a woman enters her late twenties / early thirties she begins to face a constant inquiry regarding her family and plans for her children.  Men may also field some queries around their plans on “settling down” but with far less emphasis than is...

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