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the condition of being without offspring

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The use of emotion-focused or problem-focused coping was identified as a potentially salient strategy variable in adapting to permanent childlessness.
Projected childlessness for the 1971 cohort--at 16 per cent--is lower than that estimated by McDonald (23) (22 per cent) and Merlo and Rowland (24) (19 per cent).
But there are common elements that empirical studies have identified as associated with childlessness or low birth rates in all the developed countries.
It is also especially important that those who do meet the strictest criteria of childlessness and who are approaching the age limit, are given priority so that declining fertility and waiting time do not jeopardise their chance of successful treatment.
In my own research I have only come across one researcher that has described choosing childlessness as a modern myth (McAllister, 2000).
The authors focus on developing countries around the world and report statistics on infecundity, childlessness and infertility.
Although some studies refer to the psychological and emotional needs of infertile couples (Butler & Koraleski, 1990; Cook, 1987; Daniluk, 1991; Myers & Wark, 1996; Williams, Bischoff, & Ludes, 1992), we have found none that explored the dynamics of a religious faith-based community, their practices, and the impact on couples experiencing childlessness.
Indeed, the stems of childlessness should be celebrant, not denigrated.
van Balen (Eds.), Infertility around the globe: New thinking on childlessness, gender, and reproductive technologies (pp.
Divorce in Ethiopia: the impact of early marriage and childlessness. J Biosoc Sci 2000;32(3):355-72.
Cases of IVF mix-ups have made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic in the past decade and caused emotional devastation for couples already struggling with fears of childlessness. Dutch housewife Wilma Stuart gave birth to a white son and a black son in 1993 following IVF treatment.
The Vienna Burgtheater returns to Edinburgh with Friedrich Schiller's Maria Stuart, playing out personal tragedies on the world's political stage, while Rotterdam's Ro Theatre digs into the family tragedy Macbeth, finding a driving force in the title character's childlessness. A middle-aged woman paints The Girl on the Sofa, the new play by Norway's Jon Fosse, while the girl on the sofa considers becoming the woman who paints her.
For Hewlett, childlessness is always a tragic blunder, even when her interviewees give more equivocal responses.
Real people found God sufficient for their journeys through infertility and childlessness.
It is not surprising that unwanted childlessness is such a pressing issue.