childfree


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child·free

 (chīld′frē′)
adj.
Having no children by choice: a childfree couple.
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This seems to be justified on some spurious notion that childfree people are all feckless hedonists who are, at best, accessing an unearned/undeserved personal benefit or, at worst, are failing to contribute to society.
She heard stories across the spectrum, from exhilarating to painful, from people still on the fence to the childfree who have always known starting a family was not for them.
Such texts also include a breakdown of women's interactions with physicians, such as arguments about potential regret and affected sexuality, subjective moral stances against being childfree, and patients' assertions of a woman's right to determine her own reproductive path.
Viewing childfree-ness as anything but weird and sad can put you in the firing line for a lot of grief in life and on social media, as journalist Holly Brockwell found when she wrote about her childfree status.
And although it's becoming more and more common for married couples to opt out of parenthood, the study's author was surprised that so many participants also expressed "significant moral outrage" toward the childfree.
The purpose of the study was to discern the empathy ability of psychotherapists for childfree female clients with intersectional identities.
I've been meeting her in this bar for over a decade, mostly for gossip and childfree time.
Six months in, I fended off my mother's guilt to take a few childfree days with my husband.
An hour or so to do a bit of childfree shopping, get to the hairdresser or even an important appointment that might not be suitable for little ones.
"Don't ask taxpayers to support disabled children: When I was 10 years old, I chose to be childfree because I knew that I would not make a good parent, and at 38 I'm still content with my choice ...
The second forum, Choosing Childfree Life, was originally established in 2004 by two women who identified a void in Israeli society for conversations among women who were not interested in becoming mothers (Donat, 2011).