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20th Feb '17 7:25:55 AM Vir
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** In a Living Campaign setting for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5 called LivingArcanis, priestesses of Larissa (the Divine Harlot) had spells for pregnancy, disease, sexual prowess, etc. Mind you, this was the goddess of the 67 acts of debauchery, one of which (maybe more) involved the undead.

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** In a Living Campaign setting for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5 called LivingArcanis, Living Arcanis, priestesses of Larissa (the Divine Harlot) had spells for pregnancy, disease, sexual prowess, etc. Mind you, this was the goddess of the 67 acts of debauchery, one of which (maybe more) involved the undead.
1st Dec '16 1:50:04 PM Kakai
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* Discussed in ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' when Morgon hears the women aboard his ship talk about the dangers of unprotected sex and starts figuring out how to make a magical contraception amulet.
14th Oct '16 2:18:50 AM LondonKdS
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** In some variants, she's advised to do it, and in one, her brother means it to hurt her; TruthInTelevision, many herbal abortificients can kill the woman as well if too much is taken.

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** In some variants, she's advised to do it, and in one, her brother means it to hurt her; TruthInTelevision, many herbal abortificients can kill the woman as well if too much is taken.taken, or the actual process of abortion can have dangerous results due to haemorrhage or infection.


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* Lauren Beukes's arc starring Rapunzel in ''Fairest'' (a spin-off series of ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' side-stories based around female characters) includes approving references to Frau Totenkinder and Rapunzel making and selling herbal abortifacient mixtures, in what appears to be a throwaway ArmedWithCanon response to the overt anti-abortion messages that Creator/BillWillingham sometimes put into the main series.
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25th Sep '16 3:29:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''[[MageTheAscension Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade]]'' supplement ''The Swashbuckler's Handbook'' is concerned with "enlightened" Renaissance courtiers, swashbucklers, and courtesans. Hence, one of the sample magics which it describes is "Courtesan's Draught", which reduces the risks of sexual activity.

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* The ''[[MageTheAscension ''[[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade]]'' supplement ''The Swashbuckler's Handbook'' is concerned with "enlightened" Renaissance courtiers, swashbucklers, and courtesans. Hence, one of the sample magics which it describes is "Courtesan's Draught", which reduces the risks of sexual activity.
27th Jul '16 10:24:39 PM Doug86
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** {{Subverted}} in at least one fic. Ginny states that the reason she's pregnant ''again'' (she has as many children as Molly) is because she would rather raise all the children God gives her than use contraception potions which taste awful.

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** {{Subverted}} {{Subverted|Trope}} in at least one fic. Ginny states that the reason she's pregnant ''again'' (she has as many children as Molly) is because she would rather raise all the children God gives her than use contraception potions which taste awful.



* Many an ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and/or ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fanfic features waterbenders' capability to bend ... certain fluids out of either themselves or their partners.
* ''Main/ObserveTheViewingGlobe'': The Universal Morphing Grid appears to provide all the protection against unplanned pregnancy that Power Rangers on active duty need. Only when they lose their powers are they forced to default to condoms and other traditional birth control methods. Which is extremely fortunate, because the same Grid forces Rangers into MateOrDie scenarios ([[NeverSayDie per se]]) on a regular basis, and masturbation is severely limited in the help it can provide.

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* Many an ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'' ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and/or ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fanfic features waterbenders' capability to bend ... certain fluids out of either themselves or their partners.
* ''Main/ObserveTheViewingGlobe'': ''ObserveTheViewingGlobe'': The Universal Morphing Grid appears to provide all the protection against unplanned pregnancy that Power Rangers on active duty need. Only when they lose their powers are they forced to default to condoms and other traditional birth control methods. Which is extremely fortunate, because the same Grid forces Rangers into MateOrDie scenarios ([[NeverSayDie per se]]) on a regular basis, and masturbation is severely limited in the help it can provide.



* In Creator/TadWilliams' ''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.

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* In Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{The War of the Flowers}}'', ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'', 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.
20th Jul '16 1:01:42 AM intastiel
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** The ''Book of Vile Darkness'' lets the Bestow Curse spell cause indefinite sterility, an option that probably attracts a few willing victims.



* ''WerewolfTheForsaken'' has a magical Rite that will render a werewolf sterile for one month. It's often used on female werewolves during risky times, as the fetus isn't protected by the shapeshifting process. The fiction section dealing with the Rite involves a pregnant werewolf forced to deal with a mage who wants to claim a werewolf fetus for magical power; she takes a humongous risk to shift and tears the mage to pieces, crying all the while.

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* ''WerewolfTheForsaken'' ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' has a magical Rite that will render a werewolf sterile for one month. It's often used on female werewolves during risky times, as the fetus isn't protected by the shapeshifting process. The fiction section dealing with the Rite involves a pregnant werewolf forced to deal with a mage who wants to claim a werewolf fetus for magical power; she takes a humongous risk to shift and tears the mage to pieces, crying all the while.
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.
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