Group Calls for Action Against Octuplets Clinic
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The Center for Genetics and Society has joined the call for disciplinary action against the clinic that treated octuplet mother Nadya Suleman.
In a statement Wednesday, the nonprofit public interest group says two professional organizations - the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology - should kick out the clinic that treated Suleman. The nonprofit said it believes guidelines involving embryo implantation were violated.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine says it's investigating whether fertility treatment guidelines were broken. Even if a clinic is kicked out, the society cannot legally stop a doctor from practicing medicine.
Suleman has said she underwent in vitro fertilization at a Beverly Hills fertility clinic run by Dr. Michael Kamrava.
Without identifying the doctor, the Medical Board of California said last week it was looking into the Suleman case to see if there was a "violation of the standard of care."
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