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Medieval medicine had limitations. A critical scene in "House of the Dragon's".

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In the first episode, Aemma Targaryen is in labor. King Viserys Targaryen wants a son.

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 Medical advisors propose the king to  choose among losing the child or sacrificing the mother.

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Due to the instruments of the time, Aemma calls childbirth "our battlefield".

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 While the series is a fantasy, it's tough to separate it from the topic about abortion.

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The baby's death doesn't erase Viserys' deeds, but it does inspire him to name him as his successor. 

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The first season of "House of the Dragon" relies on patriarchal social concerns.

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Producer stated a core tension in the program is "the patriarchy's perspective of women".

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 The creators were cognizant of initial critiques of "Game of Thrones" in portraying an older chapter in George R.R. Martin's quest.

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Don't write off the series as fantasy, as the debut and future episodes suggest.