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Octomom's Doc Booted From Society of Reproductive Medicine

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelOctober 20, 2009 8:31 PM
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Dr. Michael Kamrava, the doctor who implanted "octomom" Nadya Suleman's eight embryos (which, of course, became eight babies), has been kicked out of the Society of Reproductive Medicine for a "pattern of behavior" detrimental to the industry, according to a spokesman for the association. This sounds like a big deal, but it really doesn't mean anything, since the Beverly Hills fertility doctor still has his license, so he's free to continue stuffing women full of an unhealthy numbers of embryos. From the Los Angeles Times:

The disciplinary action was approved by the association's board in September and first reported over the weekend by USA Today. The move does not bar Dr. Michael Kamrava from continuing to practice, but sends a strong signal to prospective patients that the doctor's standards and history are outside the group's acceptable limits.

It's a nice gesture, though whether it makes any difference remains to be seen. After all, it doesn't seem like the patients that seek out Dr. Kamrava are not really all that concerned with what the Society of Reproductive Medicine has to say. Related Content: Discoblog: The Next Pregnancy Must-Have: A Three-Dimensional Model of Your Fetus Discoblog: Congratulations! You’ve Given Birth to Your Grandchild Discoblog: Woman Gets Pregnant…While Already PregnantImage: iStockphoto

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