Re: An observation about Yinkin

From: ttrotsky2 <TTrotsky_at_QKujFxiUbBmUMwc3ncpB79qLkpnooaPQiFjO899PyrW3vqdSbdtp7H0Gp1KMjhw3e25>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 19:56:30 -0000

Benedict Adamson:

> 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

Yes, that's correct.

> and I guess the diet and working conditions of peasants might reduce
> 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'.

In some cultures, perhaps. I doubt the Heortling 'peasants' are quite that badly off, though. In Seshnela or Jonatela, maybe.

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