Clinical Studies

Clinical trials for infertility

Up to 2012, over 250 clinical trials of Chinese medicines for infertility were identified from literatures. 83 animal studies were excluded. 14 and 6 studies were excluded since they were non-TCM studies or review articles respectively. 123 articles were assessed but 110 articles were further excluded due to quasi RCT, controlled studies, non-RCT, duplication, no outcomes or without infertility data. At the end, 13 clinical studies with full records on the adverse effects of Chinese medicines for infertility were available for quantitative and qualitative analysis.