Questioning Marriage and Family Norms

AMA J Ethics. 2022 Oct 1;24(10):E1022-1025. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2022.1022.


In Newlywed, a woman is stressed by unsolicited opinions and frequent insinuations that marriage inevitably leads to babies. She laments, "Even the pope's got an opinion!," in response to his suggestion that selfishness motivates couples who choose not to have children.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Marriage*
  • Sexual Behavior*