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Octomom Doc Expelled

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Octomom Doc Expelled
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The "Octomom" doctor, Michael Kamrava, is finally feeling some repercussions for his actions when he transferred six embryos in Nadya Suleman last year.  A medical committee recently made the decision to expel Kamrava from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).  The transfer of six embryos into a woman of Suleman's age exceeds the guidelines put out from the ASRM and is the reason given for Kamrava's expulsion.

A recent article from USA Today reports that Suleman, who had six children before she became pregnant with the latest eight, has stated publicly that Kamrava transferred six embryos to her uterus for all of her previous pregnancies.  This means that Kamrava failed to follow the guidelines each time he performed this procedure on Suleman. 

The guidelines state that fertility doctors should only transfer one or two embryos into women who are under the age of 35.  After looking into Kamrava's past record it has been reported that he was transferring more than four embryos to all women he treated under the age of 35 on average. 

Though expulsion from the ASRM is nothing a fertility specialist would wish for, it does not mean that Kamrava has to stop practicing medicine.  Medical boards are the only types of groups authorized to revoke a doctor's license and so far this has not happened to Kamrava.  The downside for Kamrava is that some insurance plans will not cover treatment cost for patients of doctors who are not in the ASRM.

What do you think of the decision the ASRM made to expel the "Octomom" doctor?

Do you think this was an appropriate disciplinary action to take against this doctor?

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  • la_cuata184 By la_cuata184

    This doctor needs to be held accountable for his action. Thumbs up to the ASRM!

  • busaboo By busaboo

    I think Dr. Kamrava got off pretty easy. He has shown everyone that he doesn't practise good ethics. I think he should get his medical license revoked and he should have to pay a fine to the ASRM. He took advantage of his status and he misused it. Now he should be accountable for his actions.

  • saralen By saralen

    Glad someone let him know that what he was doing was not right. I cant believe a doctor with so much experience would let a woman with no job and depending on goverment help to have more children!

  • lisaberger By lisaberger

    Thank goodness! Doctors should do more than just what their patients WANT, they should also consider what they NEED!

  • JMaynard85 By JMaynard85

    Im glad that they made this decision. He went way overboard in the beginning. It is not necessary to implant so many eggs in one woman who has already had several successful pregnancies. I wish he didnt do it at all, those poor children will really have a tough life ahead.

  • J123456o By J123456o

    He went way over the line! I don't think he should be able to practice anymore. As for the CRAZY yes I said crazy Nadya Suleman she?s way off her rocker and I can't believe a doctor would help her have so many kids. I hope he looses a lot of patents due to very bad judgment and for his disregard to rules just to make more money.

  • freshnutmeg By freshnutmeg

    I'm so glad you used the word 'transferred' and not 'implanted'.

  • cybrown551 By cybrown551

    Yes, I think that they should have taken his license if he did not want to follow the rule. We put out trust in doctors to make the professional decision and they sign an oath to abide to make professional and health decisions for us.

  • October By October

    Sounds to me like he is not taking his responsibility as a doctor seriously.

  • bbred57 By bbred57

    I think this is a start and I think now the medical board should go after his license and stop him from practicing medicine. Evidently he isn't taking the health and wealthfare of his patients medical and mental conditions into consideration when he implants all of these embryo's. And not only the women but what about the children that are being born into these situations. He should be liable for what he is doing to these children.

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