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Childless & Childfree Research and Resource Library

This list is curated by Jody Day, Founder of Gateway Women
Gateway Women is the global friendship and support network for involuntarily childless women.
On this list you'll find blogs, websites, resources, research and articles of interest to both involuntarily childless and voluntarily childless (childfree) women and men.
Use the search box to find entries tagged with your interest area, such as 'statistics' or 'workplace'.


Family-friendly practices may burden childless workers

Jennifer Verdeja, a massage therapist at a South Florida spa, talks excitedly about her job, until the conversation turns to the unfairness of her work schedule. "Just because I don't have children doesn't mean I should get the Saturday night shift every week."

The Psychology of Regret

Should we live our lives with no regrets as the song tells us to?
Published on May 16, 2012 by Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. in The Mindful Self-Express

You can't go home again

It is Monday evening and I am on a non-stop flight from Chicago to Los Angeles. I have just spent a long lovely weekend in Chicago. It is the first time I have been to Chicago in years.

Why We Need To Change Our Approach To Grief

The stages of grief were not meant to tell you what you feel, what you should feel, and when exactly you should feel it. They were not meant to dictate whether you are doing your grief "correctly" or not. They were meant to normalize a deeply not-normal time.

How Hollywood Judges Its Childless Female Characters

The Huntsman: Winter’s War and Mother’s Day prove Hollywood is not done with some damaging tropes.

Let's not drag gender stereotypes into L'Wren Scott's death

What makes a beautiful, successful and extremely rich woman take her own life? In lieu of any sort of evidence, the suspected suicide of designer L'Wren Scott is as baffling as it is heartbreaking for anyone who believes that depression is the sole preserve of the poor and ugly.

'You're too smart,' and other jibes about being single

In a recent Magazine article, Suruchi Sharma wrote about the pressure on women in India to marry by their mid-20s. Her story provoked numerous responses from around the globe from both men and women about the social stigma they face for remaining unmarried. Harshika Amin, Bangalore, India: I am a 27-year-old architect.

Kylie Minogue opens up on how she's realised she won't be a mother

Kylie recently split from her boyfriend and manager and is starting afresh She says that she's come to terms with the fact she may never be a mother She is busier than ever with her role on the voice and her album release By Spencer Bright PUBLISHED: 16:37 EST, 14 March 2014 | UPDATED: 05:54 EST, 15 March 2014 By anyone's standards 2013 was quite a tumultuous year for Kylie Minogue.

New NSW premier will have her hands full with issues that took the shine off Baird

Gladys Berejiklian becomes NSW premier with a great deal of experience, but she needs to overcome several problems – internal and external – to arrest sliding polls.

The NotMom Profile: Shawna Atteberry, Speaker, Author & Theologian | TheNotMom

Childless and childfree women come in lots of shapes and sizes. We are all colors, all cultures, and all ages. As much as we have in common, we are also very different. Some people say it is strange to define ourselves by things that we are not, so let's determine what we are instead.

Addicted to IVF: Jessica's craving for a baby very nearly killed her

Jessica, 43, is stuck in financially crippling, emotionally draining treatment Had ten cycles of treatment but still has not had a baby She says IVF is 'as addictive as crack cocaine' Had around 10 courses of IVF but won't stop trying to have a baby By Jessica Hepburn PUBLISHED: 16:43 EST, 12 March 2014 | UPDATED: 23:00 EST, 12 March 2014 At the beginning of the year, I wrote my New Year's resolutions down on a piece of paper.

Jennifer Aniston: 'For The Record, I Am Not Pregnant. What I Am Is Fed Up'

Let me start by saying that addre ing go ip is something I have never done.  I don’t like to give energy to the busine of lies, but I wanted to participate in a larger conversation that ha...

Are you a victim of parenteeism?

It's pitched as the battle of the breeders vs the baby-free. In offices across the capital, the childless are growing increasingly irate at the preferential treatment companies show parents.

The sisterhood of the childless women

"I still remember how I felt the day my husband said he doesn't want to have children," said Anca Wass, the latest winner of TODAY's Everyone Has a Story contest. "It was also the day he killed the meaning of Mother's Day for me."The 42-year-old Romanian native recalls changing her entire philosophy on life once she realized she wouldn't experience motherhood.

‘The Girl on the Train’ and 9 other crazy-childless-woman flicks

If there’s one Hollywood bromide you can rely on, it’s this: Women who can’t, won’t or don’t have children are totally crazypants. Look no further than “The Girl on the Train,” this week’s entry in…

Women With No Kids In the Spotlight? Sarah Silverman & More | TheNotMom

Many of the women joining the list of Famous NotMoms this week were sent in by our [cherished!] readers, and deserve to take a bow on the homepage, too. Singers are in the majority this time around - no reason, they just are.

Childless look to others in planning for old age

Published: Sunday, 3/2/2014 - Updated: 16 hours ago Problem looms as fewer women have children NEW YORK - Having children was never on Francine Tint's to-do list. A painter of large abstract canvases, Tint never felt a biological imperative to reproduce or pass on her name to future generations.

'People want a family, a social life': the part-time working revolution

From doctors to teachers, millennials to older women, more than half of us now work flexibly. But is it a lifestyle choice, or a way to deal with increasing stress?

Maybe your biological clocks are doing the ticking, men

What is that incredibly loud ticking noise? Is there a bomb somewhere that Bruce Willis forgot to defuse? Oh, wait - it's just the mournful beat of men's biological clocks. It's always seemed unfair that men (or at least Rupert Murdoch) could procreate into their dotage without a care, but there is new evidence that the aging father carries with him a certain liability.

Good care isn't something that should have to be fought for

Yesterday I had coffee with a friend who has been having a very stressful time with her mother. It was the familiar story of care that was fragmented, provided without a great deal of thought, didn't meet her mothers needs and has resulted in her being re admitted to hospital.

Stillbirths and Infant Health Risks Higher in California's Artificially Conceived Infants

California researchers confirm what other studies have shown: babies conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) or artificial...

Liz Hayes on her career and how she didn't choose it over children

Clock's ticking ... Liz Hayes has no plans to leave 60 Minutes and has Barack Obama in her sights. Photo: Hugh Stewart Liz Hayes arrives on time, perfectly groomed and ready to do business. In an industry of high-stakes deals and carefully managed egos, Hayes is low-key.


Denver-based photographer and art director Suzanne Heintz was fed up with people asking her when she was going to get married. From her mother’s direct plea, “Just pick somebody!” to others’ woeful sighs of pity, Heintz lived half her life wondering where she had gone wrong. After years of struggling to politely answer the question, she decided to procure the house, husband, and offspring everyone so desperately felt was the pathway to happiness. Purchasing a pair of second-hand mannequins, Heintz set about playing house to achieve the American Dream. From a Parisian holiday to Christmas cards of wildly escalating happiness, Life Once Removed is a sharp, witty critique on the archaic expectations of domestic bliss and fulfillment.