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‘Octomom’ fertility doctor to lose license

The Beverly Hills fertility doctor who helped Nadya Suleman conceive eight babies by implanting 12 embryos will lose his license to practice medicine, the California Medical Board has ruled.

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Eight is enough: Dr. Michael Kamrava, the Beverly Hills fertility doctor who helped Nadya Suleman conceive eight babies by implanting 12 embryos, will lose his license to practice medicine, the California Medical Board has ruled. The board said that Kamrava “did not exercise sound judgment.” And Suleman, who became known as Octomom after giving birth to eight babies, is not the only patient who experienced Kamrava’s zeal. A 48-year-old woman suffered complications after becoming pregnant with quadruplets and a 42-year-old woman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after receiving Doc Oc’s fertility treatments. Kamrava loses his license on July 1.

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