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Modern Options of the Modern Woman
a blog by Helen Denise, CEO, Knowhen®, May 1, 2013
Since the 1960’s a lot has changed in the United States. In particular a lot has changed for women: how they are expected to act, how they are treated, what kinds of careers are available to them, what their duties are at home, the list goes on and on.
Many experts consider the baby boom era to pertain to those born anywhere from approximately 1943-1960, wherein birth rates increased by 4,000,000 annually. It was an enlightening time, to be sure, with its own historical value. However since that time, sex education has expanded and become more factual, and women are now more free to take charge of their sex lives as they see fit. Career opportunities, increased salaries, and the ongoing trend of relocating from one’s hometown are also all factors that have led to the decrease in the annual birth rate for women since the 1960’s. In fact, the only birth rate number that has increased is the number of births for women between the ages of 40-44.
This is because women between the ages of 15-35 are not having as many babies per capita as compared to women of the previous generations. There has been a massive shift in the way our society approaches having children. Gone are the days when a woman was expected to complete a high school level of education and then settle down right away to raise a family. In today’s world, collegiate women outnumber men in our country by approximately a 4-3 ratio and the glass ceilings that used to exist in certain careers are slowly but surely being shattered.
Another leading factor for these trends is the increase of people who are not in relationships. In the 1970’s, an average household had a mom, dad, and kids. Since 2000, there are more single-person households alone than there are “married-with-kids” households. Being single is a common trend rising in large cities especially, and people are simply waiting longer in life to settle down with one partner and start a family.
The point is to know yourself and to know when you’re ready to start a family, whether it’s at the age of 23 or 43. You have to know your body and your mind to achieve success. There is nothing more empowering than mastering your own fertility code so that you can take control of your destiny, and make the choices you want in order to live a full, healthy and planned life.