40pc women would consider solo parenthood

New York, May 31 (ANI): A new survey has found that two in five unmarried women would consider having a child on their own.

The poll also found that, a third of childless single women would consider adopting without a partner, the New York Daily News reported.

The poll, which addressed a broad range of issues on America’s changing family structures, dovetails with a recent report by the US Census Bureau that single motherhood is on the rise.

It found that of 4.1 million women who’d given birth in 2011, 36 percent were unmarried at the time of the survey, an increase from 31 percent in 2005.

And among mothers 20-24, the percentage was 62 percent, or six in 10 mothers.

When asked if a single mother could do as good a job of raising a child as two parents can, 30 percent of respondents said yes, 27 percent said no, and 43 percent said “it depends.”

While 42 percent of unmarried women said they would consider single parenthood, compared with 24 percent of men, answers varied greatly as to the ways they’d consider going about it.

Thirty-seven percent of women said they’d consider adopting solo (compared to 19 percent of men), about a third of women — 31 percent — said they’d consider freezing their eggs, and 27 percent would be willing to use artificial insemination and donor sperm. (ANI)