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Making IVF Safer for Patients | The Case of the Octomom Doctor

California's Superior Court received a request last week from Dr. Michael Kamrava, the infertility doctor best known for his treatment of "Octomom" Nadya Suleman, asking to reconsider the decision to revoke his license.

We covered this story as it happened back in June, and still stand by our view that the court's decision was the right one.  Kamrava's blatant disregard for the safety of his patients (the Octomom was not an isolated case) should not be rewarded by letting him practice in the field of fertility care again.  Not only did his decision to implant Ms. Suleman with 12 embryos put her in danger, but the 8 children to whom she would eventually give birth, who all suffered from extremely low birth weights.  Not to mention, Dr. Kamrava told reporters he implanted Suleman with 6 embryos, the total number of 12 being revealed through medical records during his hearing.

At New Hope Fertility Center, our fertility treatment protocols were created to make sure we treat patients on an individual basis and ensure the most safe and holistic approach to one's fertility care.  We are excited to see other clinic's and leading authorities in the assisted reproduction sector adopting some of our unique techniques, including our trademarked Mini-IVF™ treatment.  The ASRM and SART have also recently emphasized the importance of single embryo transfers, one of the leading practices for which we advocate.

The rise of IVF treatment is well-documented, so it is important we maintain integrity and create the safest protocols for our patients and their future children within the fertility sector.

What do you think about the Octomom doctor asking for his license back?

Topics: Natural Cycle IVF, Mini-IVF, New Hope Fertility, Embryo Transfer, IVF

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