Re: An observation about Yinkin

From: Benedict Adamson <yahoo_at_PCewQMNxkW91WkUm22eL_e_B6SnhRYGvO6TsfuU2p9q3fn6RdjDO23WW94j0ehAP4R06hM>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 19:47:25 +0000

Roderick and Ellen Robertson wrote:
> As my mom (a pediatrician and OB/GYN of 60 years) says, there is a name for
> people who rely solely on the rythm method: parents.

I've heard reports that one of the difficulties medieval peasants had was their poverty depressed their fertility; producing babies fast enough was difficult. Very under weight women do not ovulate (correct?), and I guess the diet and working conditions of peasants might reduce the likelihood of completing a pregnancy.

If so, our expectations of the probability of sex leading to pregnancy in Glorantha might be too high. Perhaps simply refraining from personal fertility magic might be a moderately effective 'contraceptive'.            

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