The Birthing Creche, or Farms, were a series of breeding farms where women were impregnated to help repopulate the Human race. Under the Fortification Act, all males were placed in the Armed Services and women in "war work". Some women could choose (or be forced) to go to the farms. Women who were impregnated were given extra rations over a non serving male. Doctors gave girls hormones at age ten so they could begin menstruation and were able to be impregnated. Many barren girls were abused in the farms and most of them left traumatized, like Molly.