[LMB] Betan control of pregnancy

William A Wenrich wawenri at msn.com
Fri Nov 6 18:13:17 GMT 2015

There is an implant inserted into all females and herms that stops the whole
fertility cycle, no ovulation and no menstruation. Cordelia had hers removed
in Barrayar and said she felt somewhat wicked in not getting her permit
first. In fact she didn't have a period until after Miles was put into the

William A Wenrch
Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, American -- Here I stand. I
can do no other. God help me!

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Subject: [LMB] Betan control of pregnancy

I've been rereading a bunch of the Vorkosigan books, and something confuses
me. How is male fertility controlled on Beta Colony? I had the idea that all
guys have their tubes cut (Cordelia made a reference). I assume that means a
reverse vasectomy is performed when a pregnancy is okayed.

So have both Miles and Mark had vasectomies? They both lived on Beta Colony
for awhile.
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