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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.
26th Jul '15 11:26:29 AM Zsuzsa
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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Theatre/SwanLake'' retelling ''Literature/TheBlackSwan'', [[spoiler: Odile]] gives Odette two magical necklaces for a wedding gift--one is a fertility charm, the other is "the opposite."
23rd Jul '15 2:55:49 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Literature/TheIronDragonsDaughter'', there's a spell of contraception. [[ButWeUsedACondom Not a 100% reliable one, though]], since the goddess who powers it ''wants'' couples to have children.
21st Jul '15 3:15:46 PM StarSword
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* When Cherijo Grey Veil consummates her romance with Kao Torin in ''Literature/{{Stardoc}}'' she mentions having taken a contraceptive injection beforehand, which Kao later informs her was rather pointless since Jorenian males can naturally suppress their half of the process.
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