Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Octomom's Fertility Doctor Expelled from a Medical Society

While the legal profession continues pondering the appropriate limits of fertility treatment, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has recently expelled Dr. Michael Kamrava—the doctor who implanted 6 embryos (2 of which split in utero) last year in 33-year-old Nadya Suleman, mother of octuplets.  Although the society’s membership is voluntary and therefore does not impact Dr. Kamrava’s ability to practice medicine, the Society stated that Dr. Kamrava exhibited “a pattern of behavior that violated the group’s standards.”  The Society’s guidelines recommend no more than 2 embryos for women under 35 and no more than 5 embryos for women over 40.  Nadya Suleman already had 6 children when she became pregnant with octuplets following Dr. Kamrava's fertility treatment.

 

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