[LMB] Betan population control
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Jun 1 01:00:15 BST 2019
On Tue, 28 May 2019 16:05:12 -0400, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com>
>There's a bit where Cordelia, lamenting what she sees as Barrayaran
>cultural foolishness, says that they should do the sensible (civilized?)
>thing, cut their kids' tubes, and let them seek their own damnation.
>(Paraphrasing, there.) Tubal ligation is relatively difficult to reverse,
>as well as being quite invasive, but the male vasectomy is simpler to carry
>out and reverse.
*currently*. I think we can posit some improvement in medical tech in
several centuries. Go back that far, and they were still sawing legs
off with only rum for anaesthetic.
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