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Fertility Expert Calls Birth of Octuplets 'Criminal'
Date:2/9/2009

ATLANTA, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- While people across the country scrutinize the unemployed mother of six young children who then gave birth to octuplets Jan. 26, eyes also must turn to the fertility doctor who treated her.

According to the 33-year-old mother, Nadya Suleman, the same physician treated her for each of her pregnancies. She said in an NBC's Today Show interview that in her last IVF treatment, six embryos were transferred to her uterus, resulting in the octuplets' birth. Two of the six apparently split to create twins.

"This is criminal negligence," said Dr. Mark Perloe, medical director with Georgia Reproductive Specialists.

Under American Society for Reproductive Medicine guidelines, only one to two embryos should be transferred via IVF to women under age 35. For women older than 40, the maximum is five embryos.

"Transferring six embryos was outside any existing standard," Dr. Perloe said.

Further, Dr. Perloe said, counseling which precedes any form of fertility treatment is part of the overall process. For a physician to learn that Suleman was a single mother of six youngsters already certainly was enough to raise some questions. In addition, her medical history included a job-related back injury.

"It is doubtful with her back problems, which were exacerbated by pregnancy, and with her having six children already that we would have even considered IVF treatment," he said.

Dr. Perloe encouraged women and men who believe they may be facing fertility issues to seek an experienced fertility doctor to discuss the many options available for the want-to-be parents.

"There are safe, proven methods for successful single births that significantly reduce the chances of having multiple births," Dr. Perloe said.

For information about GRS, visit www.ivf.com. For media inquiries, contact Lisa Hester at 770-650-2607 or lhester@rountreegroup.com.

About Georgia Reproductive Specialists

Georgia Reproductive Specialists (GRS) applies the most advanced fertility technologies to offer the highest standards of patient-centered, reproductive healthcare. GRS provides individualized, innovative solutions for reproductive challenges and infertility. GRS has offices in Atlanta, Alpharetta and Decatur. See www.ivf.com.


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