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‘I’m childless, single, middle-aged and infertile, and it’s fine’

One in five British women will never have children. Jody Day explains why this growing trend has become a political as well as a personal issue

By Serena Kutchinsky  

Jody Day believes that “childlessness is the unfinished business of feminism” ©Simon Fairclough 

Author and social entrepreneur Jody Day is often called “the voice of the childless generation”. She finally abandoned her dreams of motherhood in her mid-40s after a 15-year struggle with infertility. The grief and social isolation that she suffered as a result of her childlessness gave her the inspiration to found Gateway Women, an organisation that supports, inspires and empowers childless-by-circumstance women in the UK. Her first book, Rocking the Life Unexpected: 12 Weeks to…

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