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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.
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.
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