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15th Jan '18 3:18:44 PM bitemytail
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* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' [[spoiler:Shura]]'s ancestor made a pact with a demon that she and all of her decendants would be required to give birth to a child before they turned 30 (because the same pact also cursed them to die when they turn 30). [[spoiler: Shura]] refuses to have a child, but the demon is trying to [[MindManipulation force the issue]]

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* In ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' [[spoiler:Shura]]'s ancestor made a pact with a demon that she and all of her decendants would be required to give birth to a child before they turned 30 (because the same pact also cursed them to die when they turn 30). [[spoiler: Shura]] refuses to have a child, but the demon is trying to [[MindManipulation force the issue]]issue]].
9th Dec '17 5:41:48 PM emmaliza
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Contrast ConvenientMiscarriage, which is, of course, on the opposite end of the LawOfInverseFertility. If the character is merely experiencing social pressure to have children but can still say no, she's on the receiving end of NotWantingKidsIsWeird. SubTrope of ChosenConceptionPartner.

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Contrast ConvenientMiscarriage, which is, of course, on the opposite end of the LawOfInverseFertility. If the character is merely experiencing social pressure to have children but can still say no, she's on the receiving end of NotWantingKidsIsWeird. SubTrope of ChosenConceptionPartner.
ChosenConceptionPartner. Frequently overlaps with BabyFactory.
24th Nov '17 1:01:01 PM Gess
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** Just as Tyrion is pressed into marying Sansa, his sister Queen Cersei is pressed into marrying another noble, Loras. He's from a house she hates, he's gay, and even if he wasn't, Cersei has only just got rid of her previous unloved husband and is agahst of the prospective of getting another one. Not helping the case is her ruthless father Tywin, who's discussing his daughters' prospective marriage in terms of livestock husbandry.
3rd Nov '17 10:46:02 PM TheWanderer
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* In ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', Russia suffers truly horrendous casualties in fighting off the ZombieApocalypse. As a result, once peace is mostly returned, the women of the country are rounded up and turned into [[BabyFactory Baby Factories]], with their only purpose in life being to get pregnant as often as possible so Russia can be repopulated as quickly as possible. They have no privacy, few possessions, the fathers of their children are random men, and the children are taken away as soon as they are weaned so the mothers can be impregnated again.
25th Sep '17 1:17:02 PM Killerikala
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Also, despite the name, this trope is not limited to female characters; male characters may also be coerced into fatherhood.

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Also, despite the name, this trope is not limited to female characters; male characters may also be coerced into fatherhood.
fatherhood. Sometimes if they end up having children, [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter merely seeing the kid makes them realize the "error" in their beliefs]].
24th Sep '17 11:37:20 AM nombretomado
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* Somewhat self-imposed by the Thulls in the ''{{Belgariad}}''. Angarak priests won't sacrifice a pregnant woman (it messes up their quota), so Thullish ladies try to remain in that state as much as possible.

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* Somewhat self-imposed by the Thulls in the ''{{Belgariad}}''.''Literature/TheBelgariad''. Angarak priests won't sacrifice a pregnant woman (it messes up their quota), so Thullish ladies try to remain in that state as much as possible.
6th Jul '17 9:28:30 AM Doodler
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* Katsa from ''Literature/Graceling'' is told even by well-meaning friends that she will eventually want children and marriage even though she pointedly does not. Ultimately averted though, as she's never forced into marriage or motherhood and ends the series childless and happy.

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* Katsa from ''Literature/Graceling'' ''Literature/{{Graceling}}'' is told even by well-meaning friends that she will eventually want children and marriage even though she pointedly does not. Ultimately averted though, as she's never forced into marriage or motherhood and ends the series childless and happy.
6th Jul '17 9:28:04 AM Doodler
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* Katsa from ''Literature/Graceling'' is told even by well-meaning friends that she will eventually want children and marriage even though she pointedly does not. Ultimately averted though, as she's never forced into marriage or motherhood and ends the series childless and happy.
26th Jun '17 10:04:56 AM angie710
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Maybe having babies is considered a civic duty, like a man's serving in warfare.

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Maybe having babies is considered a civic duty, like a man's serving in warfare.
warfare. Or perhaps she's part of a BreedingCult, and bearing as many children as possible is considered her divinely-ordained role.
9th Apr '17 9:41:07 AM nombretomado
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* The Yuki-onna of ''RosarioToVampire'' are required to marry at seventeen and start producing children immediately, due to the fact that the average Yuki-onna hits menopause before hitting thirty, leaving very little time for them to produce the next generation of a race that can't afford to have anyone not contribute to the long-term survival of the species. Mizore doesn't want to participate... at least, not with the guy her family picked for her (she makes it QUITE clear that she is willing to go through with this tradition using Tsukune instead).

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* The Yuki-onna of ''RosarioToVampire'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' are required to marry at seventeen and start producing children immediately, due to the fact that the average Yuki-onna hits menopause before hitting thirty, leaving very little time for them to produce the next generation of a race that can't afford to have anyone not contribute to the long-term survival of the species. Mizore doesn't want to participate... at least, not with the guy her family picked for her (she makes it QUITE clear that she is willing to go through with this tradition using Tsukune instead).
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