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Friday, June 3, 2011

US medical board revokes fertility doctor's license

The medical license of a Beverly Hills obstetrician-gynecologist—who implanted 12 embryos to a 34-year-old American that resulted to the delivery of octuplets—will be revoked effective 1 July, announced by the Medical Board of California Wednesday.
Nadya Suleman, called “Octomom” by the media, gave birth to eight babies in January 2009 following the assisted reproductive technology services she received from Dr. Michael Kamrava in 2008, CNN said.
The State’s medical board ruled that Dr. Kamrava "committed 'gross negligence' with 'repeated negligent acts, for an excessive number of embryo transfers'" to his patient Suleman.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine Website recommends the implantation of no more than two embryos for women with infertility problems below age 35. For women beyond 40, no more than five embryos can be implanted.
The fertility doctor was also found guilty in two separate cases, in a report by LA Times.
He administered seven embryos to a 48-year-old patient. She conceived with quadruplets and her pregnancy became complicated, the medical board stated.
In another case, he administered in-vitro fertilization procedure to a 42-year-old with a missed diagnosis of advanced ovarian carcinoma.
It is difficult to take sides in this case because as an outsider, the public can only rely on the available report at hand. It is advised that all credible sources be read before giving personal judgment.
Details of this report here.

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