"Certain remedies such as Sepia, Pulsatilla nigricans, Platina, Cimicifuga, Lilium tigrinum, Sabina and Secale appear to have a focus on female related symptoms. We see statements declaring 'this is a women's remedy...." (The fairer sex)
It's a shame but it's true. The other day I heard a practitioner call Sepia the "lesbian remedy". Not only do I find that insulting to homosexual women (Isn't that insinuating homosexuality is a pathological process?), but it's also completely inaccurate. "Sepia...has a thorough proving with no special emphasis on the female reproduction system but rather on the bowels and skin. Yet Sepia is portrayed as the 'washerman's remedy' in Allen's Keynotes, which was copied by Clarke...Later authors continued picturing Sepia as a woman".
The sexism prevalent in homeopathic literature is an example of one of the areas where bias creeps into practice. Understanding these areas of bias on the part of the prescriber or on the part of the homeopathic sources is critical in order to prevent mis-prescribing due to preconceived notions of the medicines or of the patient.