More women than ever before are opting out of the whole child-raising experience. A study by Pew Research Center revealed that the number of childless women in their 40s has doubled. Among African-American women, the decline is three times that of White women... Read our live chat now. Here's what you had to say: Anonymous commented: "I think many of us are choosing not to have children because we are afraid. We do not want to bring children into a world filled with so many challenges." Annie wrote: I am 41, pregnant and I have never been married. ...I think if you want to have kids it's your business at whatever age."

Essence.com
Jul, 16, 2010

More women are opting out of the whole mother experience than ever before. A study by Pew Research Center revealed that the number of childless women in their 40s without children has doubled. Among African-American women, the decline is three times that of White women. We gathered a pretty diverse group of women to discuss this phenomenon. Psychology expert Dr. Janet Taylor, "Black and Married with Kids" co-founder Ronnie Tyler, attorney and "Singlista" Lisa Bonner, Black business powerhouse and divorced mother of two Crystal McCrary Anthony Esq., and Yale sociology professor Averil Y. Clarke, Ph.D. -- whose manuscript "Child Sacrifice: The Social Infertility of College-Educated Black Women" is in the works -- came together on Wednesday, July 21 at 7 p.m., to ask, "Why are fewer Black women over 40 having children?"