An Introduction to Not Having (More) Children
Not having children, or not having more children, is a family planning option that is often pursued when a carrier feels like other options may not be the right choice for themselves or their family. This is a very personal decision that carries psychological impacts such as feelings of regret, facing judgment from family, friends or society, and/or sadness over not having a child or more children. Speaking to a mental health counselor may be especially helpful for genetic carriers considering this option.
Connect with others like you in our Facebook support group.
Remember The Girls runs a private Facebook group with over 1,300 members impacted by more than 40 X-linked conditions and from more than 30 countries in the world. Join our online community of females impacted by X-linked conditions to seek and provide support, ask questions, find resources, and learn how to advocate.