A report last week from the Office for National Statistics warned that the number of childless elderly women is likely to triple by 2045. Young people still need to get onto the first rung on the housing ladder to get onto the wedding ladder and the kids ladder… and that pushes any dreams of 2.4 children well into the distance. The precariousness of our jobs has pushed out the day where they would ever consider having kids into their thirties. But women missing their “biological window” is only the half of it – the most curious thing is that these days, many women aren’t missing the window so much as swerving around it altogether.

Why young women like me don’t want children