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Childless by Circumstance: A Guide for Friends, Family, & Colleagues

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An Introduction to Being Childless by Circumstance

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As you'll learn in this video lesson, an increasing number of people who hoped to become parents, are experiencing unplanned childlessness.

These individuals and couples can face complicated grief journeys, isolation from their communities, and challenges in the work place.

In this video lesson you'll learn:

  • What it means to be childless by circumstance and the variety of situations that may lead to unplanned childlessness
  • The global prevalence of childlessness and how it has changed in recent years