Just Not Maternal
I'm always meticulously careful when Vlad and I have sex, and will rush to the doctors to get the morning-after pill if there is even the slightest chance that the condom may have slipped. Neither Vlad, nor I especially want me to have children.
I have been told (to my face) that I'm very selfish for thinking this. To my knowledge, my reproductive system is very healthy and so I could bear children. I've been told that I should be grateful for this, as so many women want children and yet cannot have them.
However, even if I did have a maternal bone in my body and actually desired children, neither Vlad nor I are in any sort of position to have them. I'm a university student and live in student accommodation and Vlad's job isn't well-paid enough to support a family. I think people who argue that it's a women's 'duty' to have children if they are physically able really need to think through the facts.