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When the biological clock gets loud: three perspectives on the pressure to have kids

Writer Lauren McKeon, life coach Laurie Sanci and writer Nav Alang share unique perspectives on the experience of being childless. From cultural pressures to societal expectations, all three are finding ways to navigate a life without kids.
From family pressures to societal expectations, three people share unique perspectives on the experience of not having kids. (Dale Molnar/CBC News)
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Writer Lauren McKeon doesn't want kids, and despite pressure to the contrary, she says that's okay.

Laurie Sanci helps childless women find purpose and meaning in a life without kids.

Nav Alang is 42 and single. After deciding late in life that he wants kids, he talks about how the journey to achieving that dream has been marked by family pressures and cultural expectations.