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11th Jun '16 3:50:39 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SwordOfTruth'' series, [[WitchSpecies Shota]] gives Richard and Kahlan a pendant that's meant to keep them from conceiving as a wedding gift, because she believes that their child will become a monster. Of course, in the next book it turns out the thing failed because of [[AntiMagic the Chimes]], so Kahlan, who ''also'' believes her child will be a monster (as male Confessors all turn out to be), [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion considers an abortifacient before deciding to keep it]]...and then is beaten nearly to death, [[ConvenientMiscarriage losing the baby anyway]]. The pendant isn't mentioned much later, though the two do go back to an active sex life once she recovers.

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* In the ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, [[WitchSpecies Shota]] gives Richard and Kahlan a pendant that's meant to keep them from conceiving as a wedding gift, because she believes that their child will become a monster. Of course, in the next book it turns out the thing failed because of [[AntiMagic the Chimes]], so Kahlan, who ''also'' believes her child will be a monster (as male Confessors all turn out to be), [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion considers an abortifacient before deciding to keep it]]...and then is beaten nearly to death, [[ConvenientMiscarriage losing the baby anyway]]. The pendant isn't mentioned much later, though the two do go back to an active sex life once she recovers.
4th Jun '16 12:23:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheWitcher'', Witchers are sterile as a result of all the deliberate mutations they undergo -- which is damned convenient given how frequently Geralt ends up in bed with somebody (even sometimes using his sterility to help talk them into it). They're also immune to disease. Helps a lot.

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* In ''TheWitcher'', ''Literature/TheWitcher'', Witchers are sterile as a result of all the deliberate mutations they undergo -- which is damned convenient given how frequently Geralt ends up in bed with somebody (even sometimes using his sterility to help talk them into it). They're also immune to disease. Helps a lot.



* Jean Auel's ''ClanOfTheCaveBear'' has the herbal method. Which realistically reduces the chance of pregnancy rather than eliminates it. Only one of three women who takes it doesn't get pregnant eventually and that woman only had miscarriages/stillbirths prior to the herbs.

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* Jean Auel's ''ClanOfTheCaveBear'' ''Literature/ClanOfTheCaveBear'' has the herbal method. Which realistically reduces the chance of pregnancy rather than eliminates it. Only one of three women who takes it doesn't get pregnant eventually and that woman only had miscarriages/stillbirths prior to the herbs.



* ''TheAssassinsOfTamurin'': Makina Seval's right-hand sorceress Nilang provides her AmazonBrigade, including the heroine, with potions, salves, and herbs to prevent pregnancy. No details about the "preparations" are described for us.

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* ''TheAssassinsOfTamurin'': ''Literature/TheAssassinsOfTamurin'': Makina Seval's right-hand sorceress Nilang provides her AmazonBrigade, including the heroine, with potions, salves, and herbs to prevent pregnancy. No details about the "preparations" are described for us.
19th May '16 6:33:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/TadWilliams' ''{{The War of the Flowers}}'', the main character Theo is pulled into the realm of TheFairFolk and eventually has an romantic encounter with a girl named Poppy. Before they have sex, she tells him that girls in that world learn a magical charm (essentially a minor spell) to prevent pregnancy once they hit puberty.

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* In Creator/TadWilliams' ''{{The ''Literature/{{The War of the Flowers}}'', the main character Theo is pulled into the realm of TheFairFolk and eventually has an romantic encounter with a girl named Poppy. Before they have sex, she tells him that girls in that world learn a magical charm (essentially a minor spell) to prevent pregnancy once they hit puberty.
2nd May '16 2:41:30 PM margdean56
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* Tea made from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tansy tansy]] (a flowering herb) pops up in a number of works, such as ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and ''Literature/TheNightAngelTrilogy'', although this induces abortions rather than prevents pregnancy in the first place. Although it can sound like the authors invented it, this one is actually based on real life-people used tansy in the Middle Ages and still do in some places.

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* Tea made from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tansy tansy]] (a flowering herb) pops up in a number of works, such as ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and ''Literature/TheNightAngelTrilogy'', although this induces abortions rather than prevents pregnancy in the first place. Although it can sound like the authors invented it, this one is actually based on real life-people life--people used tansy in the Middle Ages and still do in some places.



* In Rene Barjavel's ''Literature/TheIcePeople'' (La Nuit des Temps) the people of the highly advanced ancient civilization all wear keys-actually rings with a pyramid-shaped setting. The key is used as both a debit card and an ID card, and is also an infallible contraceptive. People speak of taking off their keys when they want to have children.

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* In Rene Barjavel's ''Literature/TheIcePeople'' (La Nuit des Temps) the people of the highly advanced ancient civilization all wear keys-actually keys--actually rings with a pyramid-shaped setting. The key is used as both a debit card and an ID card, and is also an infallible contraceptive. People speak of taking off their keys when they want to have children.
31st Jan '16 7:22:31 PM GrammarNavi
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* In TadWilliams' ''{{The War of the Flowers}}'', the main character Theo is pulled into the realm of TheFairFolk and eventually has an romantic encounter with a girl named Poppy. Before they have sex, she tells him that girls in that world learn a magical charm (essentially a minor spell) to prevent pregnancy once they hit puberty.

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* In TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''{{The War of the Flowers}}'', the main character Theo is pulled into the realm of TheFairFolk and eventually has an romantic encounter with a girl named Poppy. Before they have sex, she tells him that girls in that world learn a magical charm (essentially a minor spell) to prevent pregnancy once they hit puberty.
3rd Jan '16 9:05:33 AM dmeagher13
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': The main antagonists, the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Sufficiently Advanced]] [[AliensAreBastards Bastard]] alien empire known as the Combine, have completely prevented humans from reproducing for twenty years using an invisible "Suppression Field" emitted from their EvilTowerOfOminousness, creating a ChildlessDystopia where the human race slowly dies off and the Earth is stripped of resources. The plot of the vanilla game resolves around getting rid of it.
30th Nov '15 10:21:37 AM Steinman76
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* In the ''Literature/OneRoseTrilogy'' by Gail Dayton, the women of Adara can have themselves protected by a contraceptive spell. It's apparently 100% effective, unless something interferes with it...like the heroine's own "Godstruck" magic. Abortion is apparently legal in Adara "before the soul takes root", but since the only character we see consider having one is talked out of it, we don't see if that would be magical as well.
12th Nov '15 5:58:43 PM nombretomado
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* In RobinHobb's ''[[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings Liveship Traders]]'' trilogy, wizardwood belly button piercings work as contraception.

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* In RobinHobb's Creator/RobinHobb's ''[[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings Liveship Traders]]'' trilogy, wizardwood belly button piercings work as contraception.
3rd Nov '15 6:08:29 PM pointillist
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* [[https://thingofthings.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/my-april-fools-confession/ This]] AlternateHistory involves silphium (see below) being an effective contraceptive and thus altering the course of history.
15th Aug '15 7:22:58 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', there is a potion called Maiden Tea that renders someone who drinks a dose infertile for a month (if female) or a week (if male). It's moderately expensive and therefore not available to most people -- but [[AGodIsYou most player characters]] in ''Exalted'' don't have any problem making the big bucks.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', there is a potion called Maiden Tea that renders someone who drinks a dose infertile for a month (if female) or a week (if male). It's moderately expensive and therefore not available to most people -- but [[AGodIsYou most player characters]] in ''Exalted'' don't have any problem making the big bucks. And large doses can induce abortions, very large doses can render a character permanently sterile.


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* ''Podcast/MetamorCity'' has fertility suppression amulets, incubi burn through them in a month.
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