06/18/2012 11:08 am ET Updated Jun 20, 2012

No Kids for Me, Thanks: There Was Never One Reason, Just Life

Name: Margaret Ganong

Age: 55

Location: Seattle, Wash.

I'm assuming that the currently child-free who feel most passionately about this issue are still in a position to change their minds and join the ranks of "real adults" (i.e. people with children), which is not my case. I'm about to turn 56 and have recently joined the ranks of the postmenopausal, without suffering a single hot flash. I don't have children either.

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