'''Basic Trope''': Characters have sex in a setting without real life birth control and don't get pregnant.
* '''Straight''': Characters use a fictional form of birth control.
* '''Exaggerated''': Characters can render themselves infertile at will or through AppliedPhlebotinum.
* '''Downplayed''': Characters use some ambiguously fictional herbs which mostly prevent pregnancy, [[ButWeUsedACondom except when they don't]].
* '''Justified''':
** If magic does exist in the fictional world, [[AWizardDidIt then chances are good it can be used to prevent pregnancy]].
** Alternatively, just like in the real world, [[LawOfInverseFertility having sex without contraception doesn't always result in Pregnancy]]. (It's a common problem for those trying for a baby that in some cases they have to take many attempts in order to have a fertile egg, especially in baby-making attempts for those later in life.)
* '''Inverted''': [[LawOfInverseFertility Characters make themselves more fertile with fictional method, instead of less fertile.]]
* '''Subverted''': Characters use a fictional form of birth control and pregnancy results anyway.
* '''Double Subverted''': Turns out it is a case of false pregnancy (all the symptoms, but no child).
* '''Parodied''': ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve used as birth control... And it works!
* '''Zig Zagged''': Sometimes the characters use realistic birth control, other times fantasy birth control, and other times no birth control.
* '''Averted''':
** The characters use only real forms of birth control
** [[IdealizedSex Birth control is not dealt with in the story.]]
* '''Enforced''': The setting of the story is obviously a fantasy one, where everything is different than RealLife.
* '''Lampshaded''': "But what if I/you get pregnant?" "Don't worry about that, we have these very convenient contraceptive spells."
* '''Invoked''': A magic-user sets out to invent a birth control spell.
* '''Exploited''': A character sets out to sleep with as many people as possible, without having to worry about pregnancies.
* '''Defied''': "In the wizarding world, we have spells for that." "Spells, schmells. I'd rather stick with what I know."
* '''Discussed''': "I recently heard Merlin has developed a new, very reliable contraceptive."
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''':
** It doesn't work that way... and may the audience's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief depending on the context of the story. [[MissConception And there may be people stupid enough to believe it actually works in the audience.]]
** Due to availability of cheap, super-reliable contraceptives, everyone starts sleeping around, which hurts morals and society as a whole; and since even these kinds of contraceptives are likely not perfect (or people just forget using them), unwanted pregnancies still happen and indeed happen ''more often'' than before simply by amount of acts happening.
* '''Reconstructed''': People realize that [[ReallyGetsAround sleeping around all the time]] and blindly trusting the contraceptives isn't the best course of action and start becoming more responsible.
* '''Implied''': Aerith and Bob have lots of sex, but never worry about pregnancy and indeed none happens.
* '''Played For Drama''': An EvilOverlord who may not like abortions (or plain killing partners/victims) instead uses these to have their way with as many people as possible as a show of might and cruelty, knowing no offspring will come out of it.
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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???