Temp jobs linked to childlessness for women

Professor Vivienne Moore and colleagues have found that the likelihood of a woman remaining childless at age 35 increases with each year spent in a temporary position.

“This is an important topic to study because the majority of people living in Western countries want to have children as part of leading a fulfilling life,” Vivienne Moore, the study’s senior author said.

Studies have previously linked childbearing by older women with an increased risk of pregnancy and birth complications and abnormalities among the infants.

“Most prospective parents also want their children to be healthy,” she added.

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