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Is it a terrible thing if my husband and I don't want children? Most say no but there's always a few that think it's so terrible that a couple in their 20s does not want children? I mean I like kids, and I get along with them. I can't take birth control pills so I've been talking with my doc about possible sterilization. Does this make me a weird person? This is a legitimate question..what do you think?

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I have 2 opinions on this:
1. everyone has a right to make the right choices for themselves, the only right decision around children is the one you and your partner make
2. someone in their 20's is too young to be sterilised as you will change hugely over the next 20yrs and while you may never want children when you are late 30's or early 40's you just don't know that right now. I don't believe any of us can know what we will think 20yrs from now. it is an invasive surgical procedure, there are side effects - there are tons of types of contraceptive around not just the pill.

Just my tuppence worth..

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I absolutely agree with Suzi. When I was in my twenties I wasn't ready for children but I did change my mind later. I also know several couple who opted to not have children and I don't think its weird at all. In fact its more responsible than having children and not being prepared or wanting to parent them. Also remember that there are many children out there in need of good homes through adoption so even if you youself never want to go through pregnancy later, there are alternative ways to becoming parents should you decide to. emoticon emoticon
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My husband and I had discussed being possible foster parents one day as we know how sometimes children are more likely to be neglected in "the system" so we know we could provide a good home for them...in time. But that's a very dim possibility. We're both very much wanting to travel for long periods of time and long distances. We don't feel it would be fair to tote a child along on our crazy adventures, ripping them from school to school or country to country.

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Sounds like a wonderful game plan for me. I just read somewhere... Tom Cruise at 15 years of age had attended 16 schools or vice versa. It was on a random fact board ~ not sure if its true or not and regardless a person's feeling as it relates to Cruise ~ I think that would be so difficult on a child.

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