Childless by Choice: Why Some Americans Pass on Parenthood

Shannon Chamberlain doesn't want kids, but most people think she'll get over it. "They keep telling me I'll change my mind," said 29-year-old Chamberlain from Alameda, Calif. "Or they assume you're infertile. At least that staves off the questions!" Chamberlain, who's currently pursuing a PhD in English literature at Berkeley, insists her decision to forgo parenthood is both voluntary and final. And she's not alone. One in seven non-parents of childbearing age is childless by choice, according...Full Story
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