Mum's not the word: Why childless women are stigmatised

In a special edition to kick off a brand new series, we take a look at a growing demographic trend; that is women who are not having children. In the UK, an estimated one in five women entering their 40s are childless while in Germany, 22 percent of women are also reaching their early 40s without children and in France, a growing number of women are also choosing not to be mothers.


We meet Karin Enfield who is childless by circumstance and the European facilitator for Gateway Women, a global support network for childless women and UK photographer, Denise Felkin, who is childless by choice. The two talk about the discrimination that childless women face and how having it all, does not mean having children.

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