I suspect most people recall the events that lead to Nadya Suleman being renamed “Octomom.” I commented on the story a few times here. She ended up with fourteen children under the age of eight, the last eight being born as the result of IVF in which the doctor transferred 12 embryos.
Now comes the news that the doctor–Michael Kamrava–will lose his license July 1. The Suleman case was not the only problem for Dr. Kamrava, though no details of the two other cases are disclosed.
Perhaps we can agree that something went wrong in the treatment of Ms. Suleman, even if we cannot agree on exactly what was wrong. It’s interesting to note that Dr. Kamrava’s defense was that he was simply doing what his patient’s wanted. Maybe this was a moment he should have interposed professional judgment instead of bowing to his patient’s wishes. Seems so to me and, I guess, the California medical board.
And this makes me realize that I haven’t heard a word about the octuplets in some time. Probably just as well.