The Pressure Of Leaving A Legacy When You Choose Not To Have Children

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I didn’t want children while I was growing up. Maybe it was in defiance. Because I was told I would be a failure if I didn’t have them.

In Pakistan, when people married, they were expected to reproduce — immediately. The thought of using a condom on your wedding night was akin to serving dog meat to your husband and in-laws: unthinkable.

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