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In Africa, Delaying Motherhood Can Mean Escape From Poverty

July 12, 2013  • Rachael Strecher

When Jane Otai read the recent New York Times Room for Debate on whether women should delay motherhood, she felt something was missing: the voice of her and millions of women around the world for whom the right to delay motherhood and the tools to do so was a privilege. In her response, she tells us what delaying motherhood has meant for her and other African women: