Postponed parenthood

Mother trying to read (James Jabusa Shannon, 1890) (© Wikimedia)

Around the world, women are postponing motherhood, usually in order to take time to study and start their careers. When this programme was made, Dutch women were on average 29 years old when they had their first baby, the highest age anywhere in this worldwide trend. In this programme, we look at the why this is happening and what the medical and social consequences are.

Producer: Liesbeth de Bakker

Broacast: October 23, 1998