To Have and Have Not

by
May 1987, no. 90

No Children by Choice by Berwyn Lewis

Penguin, $9.95 pb,168 pp

Mature Age Mothers

by Gloria Frydman

Penguin, $11.95 pb,175 pp

To Have and Have Not

by
May 1987, no. 90

To have or not to have children: a dilemma made possible by technological advances and the consequent loosening of social roles. Once, having children was both an almost inevitable result of adult sexual activity and, generally, a desired one. For most people, being an adult member of a society implied having and taking responsibility for children. And for many people it still does. But it is now possible for people to choose when to have children, or to choose not to have them at all. No Children by Choice is a collection of interviews with men and women who have chosen not to have children; Mature Age Mothers is a collection of interviews with women who have not had children until they are over thirty (except for Junie Morosi who had three children in her teens and another child at forty-five).

Judith Brett reviews 'No Children by Choice' by Berwyn Lewis and 'Mature Age Mothers' by Gloria Frydman

No Children by Choice

by Berwyn Lewis

Penguin, $9.95 pb,168 pp

Mature Age Mothers

by Gloria Frydman

Penguin, $11.95 pb,175 pp

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