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7th Oct '17 9:03:15 PM iroanxi
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** Specified in ''Fanfic/DreamingOfSunshine'', which notes that Tsunade invented a jutsu that not only prevents conception but also halts the menstrual cycle—which can be lifesaving in a world where one's enemies may be able to smell a single drop of blood from miles away—and is easy enough for Academy students to learn. The kunoichi of Konoha revere her for this.
23rd Sep '17 12:28:09 PM Vox
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' uses tansy tea relatively realistically: as an abortificient, not contraceptive. It is used in one character's backstory to terminate an unwanted pregnancy ("unwanted" in the sense of politically inconvenient to the mother's family; she herself very much wanted to keep the baby). The trope is played straighter with "moon tea," which includes tansy as just one of its ingredients and appears to work as a relatively safe and effective Plan B contraceptive with few (if any) side effects.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' uses tansy tea relatively realistically: as an abortificient, not contraceptive. It is used in one character's backstory to terminate an unwanted pregnancy ("unwanted" in the sense of politically inconvenient to the mother's family; she herself very much wanted to keep the baby). It's strongly implied that there are in fact unpleasant side-effects, as [[spoiler:after her abortion the character in question has several stillbirths and eventually one underweight, sickly child, suggesting that the herb permanently affected her ability to bear children.]] The trope is played straighter with "moon tea," which includes tansy as just one of its ingredients and appears to work as a relatively safe and effective Plan B contraceptive with few (if any) side effects.
31st Aug '17 2:45:44 PM Gowan
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* Played with in [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3943153/chapters/8837608 this]] ''Literature/TheHobbit'' fanfic. Herbal abortifacients are known and the human OC mentions having used them in the past, but it is then revealed that dwarf women never risk unwanted pregnancies, they consider vaginal intercourse something one only does in order to conceive. When she learns about the various interesting alternatives, the protagonist enthusiastically converts to this custom.
28th Aug '17 10:34:19 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/AxisOfTime'', in the 21st century, women can receive an implant that can be controlled via a tablet and provides 100% contraception until such time as they choose to deactivate it or it stops working on its own (it has a finite life). [[HotScoop Julia Duffy]]'s implant is nearing its life, and she fears having a child, so she initiates the implant's final function, which permanently sterilizes her. When her husband finds out, they have a big fight over it, followed by a divorce. [[spoiler:Then he dies in a plane crash... [[FakingTheDead maybe]]]]. Since then, she becomes a mess, drinking and screwing her way through the war, regretting her decision and blaming herself [[spoiler:for his death]]. She finally gets better when she starts to go steady with Prince Harry.
* Similarly, in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'', women can get a 5-year contraceptive implant. It's actually mandated for any front-line female officer, but they have a right to extract the implant at any moment, but pregnant women are taken off ship duty and reassigned to safer (less radioactive) postings until they give birth or (more likely in this setting) put the fetus into a tube to be brought to term artificially. Implants are supposed to be replaced every 5 years. [[spoiler:Honor spends some time on a prison planet and is listed dead. When she comes back, a clerical error means that her implant is not replaced on time, so she gets pregnant during her affair with Earl White Haven]].
17th Jul '17 7:25:02 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/RobinHobb's ''[[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings Liveship Traders]]'' trilogy, wizardwood belly button piercings work as contraception.
* And in the ''Tawny Man'' trilogy, Jinna can manufacture magical charms, including one which prevents pregnancy when set next to the bed. [[spoiler: Also, the minstrel Starling feels free to sleep around because she's supposedly infertile... however, after years of marriage she finally manages to get pregnant from her husband, after which she goes respectable.]]

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* In Creator/RobinHobb's ''[[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings Liveship Traders]]'' ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'':
** In the ''Liveship Traders''
trilogy, wizardwood belly button piercings work as contraception.
* And in ** In the ''Tawny Man'' trilogy, Jinna can manufacture magical charms, including one which prevents pregnancy when set next to the bed. [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, the minstrel Starling feels free to sleep around because she's supposedly infertile... however, after years of marriage she finally manages to get pregnant from her husband, after which she goes respectable.]]
16th May '17 9:24:59 AM Sharlee
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* Creator/GlenCook's ''Literature/GarrettPI'' novels mention a kind of amulet, worn on a woman's wrist, that prevents conception and [=STDs=]. This turns out to be notably plot-relevant in a few of the books. On one occasion, the ''lack'' of an amulet is what the viewpoint character notices, because it was very relevant to the situation he and his client were in. [[spoiler:Also relevant to the plot, as her already being pregnant helped set a crime in motion.]]

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* Creator/GlenCook's ''Literature/GarrettPI'' novels mention a kind of amulet, worn on a woman's wrist, that prevents conception and [=STDs=]. This turns out to be notably plot-relevant in a few of the books. On one occasion, the ''lack'' of an amulet is what the viewpoint character notices, because it was very relevant to the situation he and his client were in. [[spoiler:Also relevant to the plot, as her already being pregnant helped set a crime in motion.]]]] Later in the series, use of amulets allows Singe the ratwoman to suppress her breeding cycle, which is essential for her independence as ratpeople are ''very'' prolific if Nature is allowed to take its course.
11th May '17 11:43:18 PM Sharysa
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* Papaya itself is a fairly normal fruit in Asia and other tropical regions, but large amounts will cause miscarriage and it's specifically eaten as emergency contraception in certain regions of Asia. ''Unripe'' papaya is even more notorious, to the point where doctors often advise pregnant women to avoid papaya entirely until the baby come to term.

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* Papaya itself is a fairly normal fruit in Asia and other tropical regions, but large amounts eating too much will cause miscarriage and it's specifically eaten used as emergency contraception in certain regions of Asia. regions. ''Unripe'' papaya is even more notorious, to the point where doctors often advise pregnant women to avoid papaya entirely until the baby come comes to term.
11th May '17 11:41:54 PM Sharysa
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* Papaya itself is a fairly normal fruit in Asia and other tropical regions, but large amounts will cause miscarriage and it's specifically eaten as emergency contraception in certain regions of Asia. ''Unripe'' papaya is even more notorious, to the point where doctors often advise pregnant women to avoid papaya entirely until the baby come to term.
28th Feb '17 12:17:09 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', it is mentioned that heartleaf tea works as a contraceptive. Inverted in that [[spoiler: Elayne]] doesn't drink it when she should have and gets pregnant.

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', it is mentioned that heartleaf tea works as a contraceptive. Inverted in that Nonetheless, [[spoiler: Elayne]] doesn't drink it when she should have and gets pregnant.
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.
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