Infertility is the inability of a couple to achieve conception after one year of unprotected coitus. Today almost one in six couples face difficulty in conceiving (1). The rise in female infertility and the use of alternative systems in sharing the global burden of treating infertility has remarkably increased. Homoeopathy is often effective in curing infertility where conventional medicine either fails or is expensive or requires operative procedures and hormonal therapy with their added complication and side effects.
To evaluate the efficacy of homoeopathic constitutional similimum in the management of female infertility.
40 cases of infertile women presenting at the hospital opd and fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected by purposive sampling method for a period of one and a half year during which the constitutional remedy based on homoeopathic principles and practice was administered in suitable potencies. The outcome measures of positive pregnancy i.e. Urine Pregnancy Test (Earlie Icon) and USG of pelvis were chosen to evaluate the research results.
Homoeopathic constitutional remedies were successful in treating 27 out of 40 cases testing positive for Urine Pregnancy Test (Earlie Icon) and USG of pelvis. Data from the sample subjected to McNemar's test to determine the significance of the effectiveness of Homoeopathic treatment found 'p' value in PCOD and Chronic PID to be 0.001 and 0.002 respectively, that were highly significant. 'p' value in Endometriosis was 0.206, not significant. The effectiveness of treatment by the rate of conception in these infertile females was overall (67.5%) and the 'P' value was 0.002 that is significant as per statistical value.
Homoeopathy is effective in therapeutic management of female infertility. The well indicated constitutional remedy given on the basis of symptoms' similarity has helped the infertile patients to conceive.