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  • asked in Families 18th May '15:

    Is it a social taboo in your culture for a married couple to remain without children?. How does your culture view this issue please?.

    Heather Step replied 30th May '15:

    I think it is. It's a bit difficult to isolate my "culture", as a White English speaking South African, there isn't a set identity somehow, especially on this. Most people are just expected to marry and have kids, it's the unspoken norm.

    But on the other hand there is acceptance for people who live different kinds of lives, especially if you explain yourselves e.g. we weren't able to have kids.

    I don't really know any couples who have chosen not to have kids, as a blogger in the infertility community I am more aware of the many that want to have them but can't.

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