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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).
2nd Apr '17 5:24:31 PM mariofan1000
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* In the "Space Race" two-parter on ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', mutineers take over the Horizon space station and hold Lana captive [[spoiler: by posing as the mutinees and hiring ISIS]] so that they can colonize Mars and use her for breeding. (They also try to capture Pam, Malory and Cheryl, but fail.) This plan, in reality, would cause horrible birth defects due to the ungodly amounts of incest, but the mutineers clearly aren't right in the head.
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12th Mar '17 9:51:07 AM Timjames98
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** And then Paul, writing in the New Testament, subverted the blazes out of it by saying[[note]]I Cor. 7, mostly the second half[[/note]] it was fine for men ''and'' women not to marry, or marry, as they chose (though if "not", they were to abstain from sex). This because he expected the world to end within the next few decades ("time is short"), making populating the earth pointless; a modern interpretation (since the world ''didn't'' end) is that he was predicting the future persecution that the church would face at the hands of Rome, and an IHaveYourWife situation could make it that much more difficult for a person to choose to be a faithful martyr rather than to forsake Christianity. (It could also have had something to do with him being famously uninterested in marrying for some reason.)

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** And then Paul, writing in the New Testament, subverted the blazes out of it by saying[[note]]I Cor. 7, mostly the second half[[/note]] it was fine for men ''and'' women not to marry, or marry, as they chose (though if "not", they were to abstain from sex). This could be because he expected the world to end within the next few decades ("time is short"), making populating the earth pointless; a modern another interpretation (since the world ''didn't'' end) is that he was predicting the future persecution that the church would face at the hands of Rome, and an IHaveYourWife situation could make it that much more difficult for a person to choose to be a faithful martyr rather than to forsake Christianity. (It could also have had something to do with him being famously uninterested in marrying for some reason.)A third theory is that he is simply supporting other early christians who chose celibacy as an act of devotion.
14th Feb '17 11:16:09 AM DracoKanji
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* Any straight couple that engages in "woohoo" in ''Videogame/TheSimsMedieval'' may produce a baby. Unlike in other Sims games, there is no way to prevent this.
** Though this is a more justified example since, you know, birth control hasn't been invented yet.

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* Any straight couple that engages in "woohoo" in ''Videogame/TheSimsMedieval'' may produce a baby. Unlike in other Sims games, there is no way to prevent this.
** Though
this. Supposedly this is a more justified example since, you know, since birth control hasn't been invented yet.yet, but birth control was used at least since the Roman Empire was in power[[note]]The Romans used the pods of the silphium plant as a natural contraceptive, until they ate it into extinction.[[/note]].
9th Feb '17 3:25:55 PM AJSthe2nd
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** Although they don't specifically have to do this, as their species isn't any population danger at the moment. It just means that if a female Emaan wants to be a mother their window for doing so is very short.
5th Feb '17 3:25:15 PM kazokuhouou
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** Likewise, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' all the females recruited in the first half (with the exception of Anna), and Cherche in the second half, if they fall in love and marry, will have one child in the future, possibly two if they marry Chrom or the Avatar. And in Chrom's case it's Mandatory Fatherhood (with him moreso, in fact, [[spoiler: for plot reasons he has to marry by a certain chapter in order for him to father Lucina]]).

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** Likewise, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' all the females recruited in the first half (with the exception of Anna), and Cherche in the second half, if they fall in love and marry, will have one child in the future, possibly two if they marry Chrom or the Avatar. And in Chrom's case it's Mandatory Fatherhood (with him moreso, in fact, [[spoiler: for plot reasons he has to marry by a certain chapter in order for him to father Lucina]]).Lucina, and if none of his prospective brides are available he'll marry a nameless NPC]]).
20th Dec '16 4:02:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': When Juliana defects to the Greater Nazi Reich in Season 2, she is told by a doctor specialized in [[EvilutionaryBiologist "racial science"]] who's performing a routine examination (among other things, measuring her skull and skin tone) that she has an injury which may render her infertile and being able to bear children is a requirement for female immigrants.

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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': Bearing children is considered the greatest female virtue in the Greater Nazi Reich. When Juliana defects to the Greater Nazi Reich GNR in Season 2, she is told by a doctor performing an inspection who's specialized in [[EvilutionaryBiologist "racial science"]] who's performing a routine examination (among other things, measuring her skull and skin tone) that she has an injury which may render her infertile and being able to bear children is a requirement endanger her chances for female immigrants.a visa. Juliana later becomes close with a StepfordSmiler among the Nazi elite who has had problems becoming pregnant. She fears her social position may be endangered because her husband has started to move on.
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