ASRM Fertility Group Expels Octomom Doctor

I am at the ASRM annual international fertility conference in Atlanta.  Tonight the responsibility we have to our patients was discussed in bold statements at the president’s opening address. The octomom controversy regarding the number of embryos transferred was discussed as well as our organization’s commitment to our guideline policies (which were violated in extreme in this case).

Simultaneously USAToday reported that the group have expelled the octomom doctor for violation s of our guidelines as reported here. 

There is considerable discussion and debate here on how to move towards single embryo transfers and eliminate multiple gestations (with their added risks to baby and mother) without sacrificing success.  Unfortunately too many patients with limited insurance coverage for procedures feel forced to push the odds and risk multiples.

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