“I simply just don’t want to be a mum.”

Katie, 32, UK

I decided that I didn’t want children at an age when I realised I could make that choice.

I didn’t really know the reason back then, but it has become more clearer as I have gotten older and I have always stood by my choice to be childfree.

Growing up, I didn’t have a great relationship with my mum so part of my reason has stemmed from that. But when it comes down to it I simply just don’t want to be a mum.