I have found that in general most people make one of two assumptions when they hear that someone is childless.

1. They must be selfish
2. They must be infertile

Now those are two very quick judgement calls that are often misguided and as far from the truth as is possible. Of those who chose not to have children there are a myriad of reasons for which I am not qualified to write about or make assumptions.


A high percentage of those who are childless are so “not by choice” and infertility is just one of multiple reasons for not becoming a parent. Today’s posts are a selection of some of the ways a person can find themselves childless not by choice.
These articles are personal accounts that bring the reality of the facts and figures to life.

Stephanie Phillips
Founder of World Childless Week

Some of today’s activity