ESSENCE Poll: How Important Is Having a Child to You?

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Less women are having babies than ever before. Is having a child in your future plans?

More and more women are not having children.

The recent Census survey found that 49.6 percent of women between ages 25 and 29 did not have children last year. Even more startling, 46.5 percent women ages 15 through 44 are also not having any children. That's nearly half of all women. That's a lot of people not having babies. In fact, according to the Census this is an all-time high of women without children.

There could be several reasons why less women are having children. Maybe they haven't found the right partner. They might be focusing on their career. Infertility is also a probable cause for this decrease in mothers. Or maybe, more women just don't want children.

What about you? Is having a child important to you? Take our poll and sound off in the comments with your thoughts on why less women are having babies.

How Important is Having a Child to You?
Very important.
If it happens, it happens.
It's not in my plans.
Total votes: 447

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