Quality of life improves for childless

German researchers analysed survey results from 148 couples and 60 women who had participated in research about psychosocial aspects of infertility a decade earlier.

In the survey, parents who had children through medically assisted reproduction reported higher self-esteem than couples who remained childless.

Nevertheless, childless women were more satisfied with their work life than those who had children.

And there was no difference concerning social satisfaction between those who did not have kids and those with children.

Contrary to previous literature, the sex life of childless couples did not suffer any more than the sex life of those who had become parents.

Furthermore, of the 62 women who remained childless, 47 no longer had any desire for a child.