[LMB] Betan control of pregnancy

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 19:53:45 GMT 2015


Cordelia has occasionally suggested that Barrayarans cut their kids' tubes
and let them find their own damnation.  It's possible she says this because
the procedure is within the easy technological grasp of that planet.

I doubt there'd be much of a reason to perform surgery on men if all the
women are carrying contraceptive implants.  There is of course the concept
of 'fairness'.  However, there are some indications that Betan men visiting
reproductive medical centers to deposit sperm produce it in the... normal
method.  Which would suggest that they are technically normally fertile.

Matt G.


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